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132andBush
132andBush
June 25, 2024 3:49 pm

When it comes to propaganda the wind farm subsidy miners are A+.

Check out how they make these monstrosities nearly blend in with the scenery on their home page photo.
https://goldenplainswindfarm.com.au/about-golden-plains-wind-farm/#:~:text=The%20Golden%20Plains%20Wind%20Farm,power%20more%20than%20765%2C000%20homes.

228 more turbines! FFS.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
June 25, 2024 3:55 pm

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.

Oh dear, someone want to explain to this clown with his jowls flabbering everywhere that intraplate earthquakes are different to an interplate earthquake and are excessively rare.

They also need to be near an old geological structure of some kind, say like a old fault. Yes they can get strong like Newcastle 1989 but they are certainly not megathrust earthquakes and can be engineered against. Japan on a tectonic boundary has been doing it for decades.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 25, 2024 3:57 pm

The Brittany Blob rolls on. Our old friend Mordy Bromberg, at the ALRC this time, steps into the limelight.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 25, 2024 4:02 pm

132andbush grey dead tree in the foreground, grey clouds, grey Blowen propellers, almost invisible. Know a bloke that wanted to build his house on a ridgeline. Council goes no no no no. Builds it below the ridgeline. Two years later windmills all along the ridgeline.

Zippster
Zippster
June 25, 2024 4:11 pm

“I would like to see the government light up the city landmarks of Adelaide to show respect, empathy and solidarity with the South Australian Palestinian community,’’ the legislative councillor said.

not a day goes past without some bint demonstrating how universal suffrage was a mistake

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 25, 2024 4:11 pm

Assange is a tw*t. And no, I’m not implying “twit”.
The primary reason he gave why couldn’t go to Sweden to a face sexual assault inquiry- which is how his extended smelly strop kicked off- was that U.S. agents would board his plane, off a hypersonic dirigible, and rendition him out of the escape hatch, handcuffed and in a parachute, to a waiting u-boat where the mind control truth injection would be personally applied by both George Bush Sr and George Bush Jr.
The telemovie, Australian Of The Century gong and Ecuadorian Embassy Bed-In For Peace were just laying it on.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 25, 2024 4:12 pm

Would Eastern Australia be in this electrical quandary if they had built the hydro power dams they didn’t build over the last 50 years?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 25, 2024 4:16 pm

you will never get a completely windless and sunless day all across continental Australia

Monty running a power cord across the nullarbour now?

Bold
Visionary
Much wow.
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cohenite
June 25, 2024 4:21 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.

This is why the left is so dangerous: they have a veneer of knowledge over a swamp of ego which makes their virtue signalling so pustulent, puissant and destructive. Uniformity of climate conditions over vast distances is well known and is described as teleconnections. There are many papers about it; here’s one:

(99+) Climate change, teleconnection patterns, and regional processes forcing marine populations in the Pacific | Franklin Schwing – Academia.edu

Teleconnections not only describe climate but mass psychology too. All lefties for instance have no dicks but compensatory enormous egos.

Cassie of Sydney
June 25, 2024 4:28 pm

Greg Lynn sounds like a nasty piece of work…from The Daily Telegraph….

What the jury wasn’t told: Tragic ex-wife ‘lived in terror’

Greg Lynn’s first wife lived in fear of her ex-husband’s constant death threats and abuse, with her sudden death to be referred to the coroner in a bid for a fresh inquest.

After Greg Lynn’s conviction over the murder of Carol Clay, the death of his first wife Lisa is expected to be referred to the State Coroner in a bid for a fresh inquest as an earlier probe heard she “lived in terror” from her ex-husband’s constant death threats and abuse.

The Herald Sun understands missing persons detectives intend to refer a new brief of evidence to the coroner over Ms Lynn’s 1999 death after her body was found in the foetal position in the front yard of the couple’s Mount Macedon home.

She died on October 26 of combined drug and alcohol toxicity – despite being a teetotaller – while family photo albums were found scattered on the loungeroom floor and her two sons, aged three and one, slept in their bedrooms.

It is believed an assessment has been made that there is insufficient evidence to charge the ex-pilot over his first wife’s death, despite questions emerging about his alibi that night.

But the possibility of new family violence charges being laid remains open.
In the six months before her death, Ms Lynn, 34, alleged her then ex-husband was “assaulting, harassing, threatening or intimidating” her.

Ms Lynn’s body was found in the foetal position in the front yard of the Mount Macedon home she had shared with her ex-husband.

During this time, Mr Lynn broke into his ex-wife’s home and stealing their car.

In August 1999, just two months before she died, Ms Lynn was prescribed antidepressants, with an autopsy finding “high levels” of the medications in her system along with a blood alcohol of 0.21.

MPS investigators who reinvestigated the circumstances of Ms Lynn’s death are understood to have found new information not uncovered in the first inquiry.

Those who knew Lisa Lynn had strong doubts about whether she would take her own life well before her pilot husband was charged with murdering Russell Hill and Carol Clay.

In a statement to the Coroner’s Court, which probed Lisa Lynn’s death in 2000, her father said his daughter told him “that Greg had been making very serious death threats against her and that these continued through to her death”.

An earlier probe into Ms Lynn’s death heard she ‘lived in terror’ of her ex-husband.

“I know from speaking to Lisa that she was not prepared to press charges against Greg for fear of repercussions,” he told the Coroner.

“She took his threats very seriously. She was absolutely petrified and lived in terror.”

Police investigating the disappearances of the missing campers had made notes for their interview with Mr Lynn after his arrest, which included a plan to ask him about “threats made to Lisa”.

They also intended to question Mr Lynn’s current wife Melanie about “Lisa’s death and knowledge of relationship”.

In a separate statement to the Coroner’s Court, Lisa Lynn’s mother said “as far as I’m concerned, Greg is responsible for my daughter’s death by mental torture inflicted by him”.

“I know that she was living in absolute fear of Greg.”

The pair said their daughter kept a diary from the day Mr Lynn left their marriage that detailed “the abusive phone calls and death threats and verbal abuse to their children made by Greg”.

The dead woman’s mother – who made repeated trips from her Tasmanian hometown to help care for her grandchildren – said Mr Lynn would subject Lisa to “physical and mental abuse on a regular basis”, described his behaviour as “bizarre” and said he had a “warped mind”.

She spoke of seeing Mr Lynn lose his temper, “yell and throw things at (Lisa) and push her around”.

Ms Lynn’s mother said Mr Lynn had a temper and had killed ‘animals and (the) neighbour’s pet’. Picture: Supplied

“I felt very uncomfortable when these events occurred because I was not inclined to interfere and Lisa would plead with me not to interfere. Lisa would say to me that if I got involved in any verbal disagreement with Greg, it would make things worse for her when I went home.”

She detailed how Mr Lynn had killed “animals and (the) neighbour’s pet”, had “refused to feed” their two sons, and “exploded into a fit of uncontrollable rage” when he “verbally attacked” a man at the bar of the Macedon Hotel when the man spoke to Ms Lynn.

One person who knew the Lynns told the Herald Sun of how a pig once strayed onto the couple’s Mount Macedon property and Greg bludgeoned it to death with a spade.

The incident was made even worse by being witnessed by their boarder, a female co-worker from the airline industry.

“He took to it with a spade. The boarder said, ‘I’m off’. He’s obviously got issues, or a temper,” the source who knew the Lynns at the time said.

Greg Lynn stood trial for murder over the deaths of Carol Clay and Russell Hill.

A former colleague described Lisa as a quiet, beautiful woman with a lovely nature.

“She was the kind of person you’d like to be yourself, not conceited or vain, but she could have been,” the colleague said.

“She didn’t see herself as beautiful or glamorous or a fabulous cook or any of those things.”

Though they would see each other sporadically because of the nature of airline work, the colleague said it was always a pleasure when they reacquainted.

“You might not see someone for six months then there’s a burst of catching up. Whenever you’d see Lisa, you always felt so lucky to spend time with her,” the colleague said.

“She was such a soft, gentle, Christian-type of person … not in any happy clapper manner but a real turn-the-other-cheek person.”

Prosecutors in Greg Lynn’s double murder trial tried to introduce his ex-wife’s death and aspects of their relationship as evidence to the jury but it was ruled inadmissable.

When she found out a neighbour could not afford a microwave oven, she bought one and placed it on the front step with no note attached.
“She didn’t want the credit. That was Lisa,” the colleague said.

The relationship was volatile with Greg treating Lisa appallingly.

“She adored him. She gave so much. She changed her whole life for him,” the colleague said.

“She didn’t deserve to end up with someone who didn’t value her. He wasn’t super-handsome or charming. He was just there.

“I couldn’t see what brought them together. He wasn’t interested in her friends. I thought, ‘What does she see in him’?”

Prosecutors in Greg Lynn’s double murder trial tried to introduce his ex-wife’s 1999 death and aspects of their relationship as evidence to the jury, suggesting it was “relevant” to his character.

They considered calling Lisa’s parents and her doctor, who she’d made a report to about “violence”, as witnesses in the trial, and getting the dead woman’s journal that made detailed accounts of the abuse she suffered.
But the evidence was ruled inadmissable and the jury never heard about Lisa Lynn.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 25, 2024 4:29 pm

Would Eastern Australia be in this electrical quandary if they had built the hydro power dams they didn’t build over the last 50 years?

Hydroelectric dams are hated by Gaia, they emit ebil methane.
Everyone knows that.
But pumped-storage dams are loved by Gaia, they are halal!
Not sure how that works.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 4:44 pm

You are right Cassie, long odds against your wife dying in suspicious circumstances then being involved in a double ‘accidental’ deaths.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 4:48 pm

Seinfeld at Rod Laver.
Priceless response to a heckler.
He had it all worked out.
https://x.com/TSchwarzbard/status/1804885265569214539?t=OupuKl5bBNr8NHG7vyfHWw&s=19

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
June 25, 2024 5:04 pm

Seinfeld at Rod Laver.
Priceless response to a heckler.

Seinfeld is much smarter than the heckler. That isn’t difficult when the heckler is an antisemitic nutter

cohenite
June 25, 2024 5:09 pm

A lot of talk about how shit the Australian Sky journalists (sic) are. I tend to agree. By comparison Fox America journalists, Gutfeld, Judge Janine, Watters and a lot of others are outstanding. Their analysis of the psychology, tactics and total destructiveness of the left is outstanding. The Five, Watters and Gutfeld should be compulsory viewing.

m0nty
m0nty
June 25, 2024 5:11 pm

The “week-long wind drought”:

Data from the OpenNEM widget confirms that the share of wind energy for the past seven days in the NEM has averaged just 5.9 per cent. That compares to an average of 10.7 per cent over the past month, and 13.1 per cent over the past 12 months.

So a “wind drought” means 50% of normal output, does it? And wind supply is less than 15% of the NEM and less than 10% of aggregate supply when rooftop solar PV is included.

So-called “wind droughts” are piddling amounts in the wider scheme of things.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 5:16 pm

The description of the muslims to whom Sydney university is kowtowing reminded me of walking up the main drag in Nimes one Friday afternoon.
Two or three muslim men in their beards and nightgowns, glaring, silent, walking slowly, like islamic police making sure all the men were on the way to mosque and the women appropriately dressed.
No-one greeted them, but the atmosphere seemed tense.
That was my impression, anyhow.
I wonder whether muslims on campus are kept in line by hibz ut-tahrir types.
I remember Ms magpie pulling her head in after getting told off by them on twitter, years ago.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 5:20 pm

“So-called “wind droughts” are piddling amounts in the wider scheme of things.”
Yeah that week when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow and you get load shed for a week will be a piddly incident for everyone.
As long as you’ve saved the planet from the climate Boogie man though.
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chrisl
chrisl
June 25, 2024 5:26 pm

The point is that wind can randomly halve from week to week. If you are relying on wind to power the grid , where is the extra power going to come from ?

JC
JC
June 25, 2024 5:29 pm

Cronkite

Have you heard of this dude? He has an interesting thread on fraud at the IPCC

https://x.com/NikolovScience/status/1804197585143447870

Roger
Roger
June 25, 2024 5:31 pm

a veneer of knowledge over a swamp of ego…

Nice one!

Crossie
Crossie
June 25, 2024 5:33 pm

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”.

Vicki, I was of a similar opinion early on but once Obama pardoned Bradley Manning, who actually stole the documents and gave them to Wikileaks, and even had the military pay for his sex change operation I changed my mind. If you forgive one conspirator you must forgive the other. I suppose Assange made the cardinal mistake of not going transgender.

chrisl
chrisl
June 25, 2024 5:34 pm

The nuclear strategy by Dutton is very clever indeed.
The labour brainstrust know that they can’t meet their ridiculous targets to reduce emissions.
The solar, wind and transmission lines can’t be built fast enough .
The coal fired power stations are scheduled to be closed and no replacements being built .
As the power bills increase and blackouts get worse , Mr Dutton has a solution
Nuclear

JC
JC
June 25, 2024 5:36 pm
m0nty
m0nty
June 25, 2024 5:38 pm

This may be the closest m0nty ever comes to admitting the storage installed so far has been immature technology.

Were they part of the “vision” and the “foresight”? ?

Yes Herr Colonel, I literally said that battery tech is immature. I have said that consistently. It also does not enjoy economies of scale yet. The example of solar PV is instructive.

It is certainly a lot further down the track on both of those scores than SMR. So far there are such things as small reactors, and modular designs, but there are zero small modular reactors built in meatspace.

Modularity implies an organised production line, with a diverse ecology of suppliers committed to standardised specifications for machinery and parts. No such thing exists for SMRs.

Rolls Royce may get around to building out a modularised supply chain for its proprietary designs if it fools the Australian public into funding it. As it is, SMRs are as illusory as Geelong’s chances of winning this year’s premiership.

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Boambee John
Boambee John
June 25, 2024 5:42 pm

mUntyfa again displaying why he is the unchallenged blog wrongologist.

less than 10% of aggregate supply when rooftop solar PV is included.

Would that be the solar that suffers from a “sun drought” for somewhere between eight and twelve hours every night, all day on cloudy days, and intermittently on other days?

Match that with a two or three day wind drought, what then? Batteries that don’t currently exist, and might not in the future?

Idiot.

MatrixTransform
June 25, 2024 5:45 pm

I literally said that battery tech is immature

I’ll bite …

how do you know?

can you hint at a technical reason it can substantially progress?

Indolent
Indolent
June 25, 2024 5:51 pm
Chris
Chris
June 25, 2024 5:52 pm

Elon Musk liked my reply to his tweet! My only tweet!

I swoon!

I said “How come I, a new user with a single tweet. have a dozen followers? The bots are baaack!”

Pogria
Pogria
June 25, 2024 5:53 pm
Indolent
Indolent
June 25, 2024 6:14 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 25, 2024 6:19 pm

Payman defies Labor in support of Palestine state
Sarah Ison
Western Australian senator Fatima Payman has crossed the floor to vote with the Greens on an urgency motion to recognise Palestine.

She now sits beside ACT independent.
The Senate had begun to debate the motion to recognise Palestine.

Both Labor and the Coalition have moved amendments to the Greens’ original motion to immediately recognise Palestine.

The Greens voted against amendments to the motion.

Greens senators and independent senator Lidia Thorpe all yelled out during the debate about Australia’s complicity with “genocide”.

Greens Senator David Shoebridge accused the chamber of gagging debate.
Labor’s amendment to the Greens motion, which calls for Palestine to be recognised, but only “as part of a peace process in support of a two state solution and a just and enduring peace”, has been voted against by both the Coalition, the Greens and independents including Jacqui Lambie, Lidia Thorpe, Ralph Babet and Malcolm Roberts.

Mr Pocock is the only member of the crossbench voting with the government.

Doesn’t this mean expulsion from the Labor Party? All is not well in the bouncy castle!

johanna
johanna
June 25, 2024 6:19 pm

Zippster
June 25, 2024 4:11 pm

“I would like to see the government light up the city landmarks of Adelaide to show respect, empathy and solidarity with the South Australian Palestinian community,’’ the legislative councillor said.

not a day goes past without some bint demonstrating how universal suffrage was a mistake

Oh, go chew on your own testicles.

Apparently, this never-heard of eejit cancels out Pauline. She is the founder of the party, errr – a woman.

Don’t try that stuff around here, pal.

The Kittehs may look fluffy and cute, but we are neither stupid or clawless.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 25, 2024 6:22 pm

Senator Payman said crossing the floor was the “most difficult decision I have had to make” since winning a surprise third Senate seat for Labor in WA at the 2022 election.
“Although each step I took across the Senate floor felt like a mile, I know I did not walk the steps by myself,” she said.
“I walked with the West Australians, who stopped me in the streets and told me not to give up. I walked with the rank-and-file Labor Party members, who told me we must do more.
“I worked with the core values of the Labor Party: equality, justice, fairness and advocacy for the voiceless and the oppressed.
“I walked with my Muslim brothers and sisters who told me they have felt unheard for far too long. And I walked with the people of Palestine.

MatrixTransform
June 25, 2024 6:29 pm
Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 6:32 pm

Julian Assange is not a journalist. He is an anarchist computer hacker who used his knowledge of html code to endanger the lives of Western espionage agents.

The fact that he got a gong from the Australian journalists union tells you everything you need to know about Australian journalists – not Julian Assange.

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Cassie of Sydney
June 25, 2024 6:34 pm

The Nazi senator has joined the Nazi party.

I can’t stop laughing. She’s found her natural home. Jew haters always like the company of other Jew haters. Nazis always like the company of other Nazis.

I hope WA Labor crucifies her.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 25, 2024 6:41 pm

Michael Smith reposting Martin Armstrong.

Pogria
Pogria
June 25, 2024 6:51 pm

Tom,
when Assange first hit the headlines due to his flooding the world with classified information, amongst the many articles written about him, was an in depth piece of his parents association with Anne Hamilton-Byrne.
Assange was actually raised alongside the stolen orphans who, as we all know, had their hair cut and bleached in a very similar fashion to the kids in “Village of the Damned”, and were touted as being Hamilton-Byrne’s biological children.

Assange was not experimented on with Psychotropic drugs like the other kids as, his parents were only so far into the practices of “The Family”.

Not long after I had read the article, I tried to find it so I could link to it for others to read it. GONE, totally. Wiped clean. Disappeared into the ether.

132andBush
132andBush
June 25, 2024 6:52 pm

As it is, SMRs are as illusory as Geelong’s chances of winning this year’s premiership.

Hello Sportsbet,
Yes.
$1000 on Geelong to win the GF please.

cohenite
June 25, 2024 6:55 pm

So far there are such things as small reactors, and modular designs, but there are zero small modular reactors built in meatspace.

I’m beginning to think you really are a cretin dickless. There are small SMRs in every nuclear powered vessel. The current S6G plant reactor is about 30 ft round by 40ft tall. The 220 MW S8G reactor compartment for the Ohio submarines is 42 feet (13 m) in diameter, 55 feet (17 m) long. Westinghouse is even building reactors for trucks:

Westinghouse eVinci: The Pint-Sized Mini Reactor Designed to Kick Diesel to the Curb – autoevolution

Hell, I can see the time very shortly where we’ll be able to put a small nuke between the ears of lefties.

The thing about fossils and nuclear is that they are NOT weather dependent. No weather dependent energy source can power a modern society. Dickless twerps like you who for entirely personal vanity reasons want to inflict this bullshit on the rest of us genuinely believe you won’t be affected like the rest of us. That’s called cognitive dissonance. And it won’t keep you warm or safe when the lights go out.

JC
JC
June 25, 2024 6:58 pm

Mentally ill link didn’t work.

It’s here.

cohenite
June 25, 2024 7:01 pm

This payman kunt should be sent back to Afghanistan.

JC
JC
June 25, 2024 7:03 pm

As it is, SMRs are as illusory as Geelong’s chances of winning this year’s premiership.

I thought Bill Gates’ company is breaking ground somewhere in a western state as a first. I thought I read about it, but could be wrong (though rarely if ever)

johanna
johanna
June 25, 2024 7:07 pm

Even at The Australian:

has been voted against by both the Coalition, the Greens and independents including Jacqui Lambie, Lidia Thorpe, Ralph Babet and Malcolm Roberts.

The word ‘both’ has a new meaning.

Roger
Roger
June 25, 2024 7:09 pm

I hope WA Labor crucifies her.

The party machine is one thing, but here’s another…

She probably has quite a bit of support among Labor’s rank and file & not just in WA.

And I do mean quite a bit.

Particularly in the ALP branches of western Sydney

Chickens coming home to roost.

Over to you, Elbow.

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JC
JC
June 25, 2024 7:09 pm

Not sure it’s an SMR though.

According to TerraPower, construction of the plant is expected to span five years and employ 1600 workers at the project’s peak. Once operational, the demonstration plant will be a fully functioning commercial nuclear power plant, needing an estimated 250 people to support its day-to-day activities, including plant security.

“This groundbreaking represents the beginning of the next era of nuclear energy. The Natrium reactor is more than a design, it’s a plant coming to life that will support both the clean energy transition and our historic energy communities,” said Chris Levesque, TerraPower’s president and CEO.

More here:

https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TerraPower-breaks-ground-for-Natrium-plant

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 7:10 pm
Crossie
Crossie
June 25, 2024 7:13 pm

“I walked with my Muslim brothers and sisters who told me they have felt unheard for far too long. And I walked with the people of Palestine.

Oh we heard them loud and clear on 9th October 2023 and every weekend since then. Every city centre of every Australian capital city is awash with Payman’s brothers and sisters demanding the death of Israel. No can do, the era of pogroms must not be allowed to return.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 7:17 pm

Israel Haniyeh wearing the Islamic mullet, Western above the waist, jihad below.
https://x.com/IsraelWarRoom/status/1805502039981490537?t=BdAFwlroBOyr6UGvNQ6g1A&s=19

Pogria
Pogria
June 25, 2024 7:18 pm

Here’s a clip of a nice pair of Boobies. 😀

https://x.com/buitengebieden/status/1804944896869999033

Cassie of Sydney
June 25, 2024 7:22 pm

The Lad from Luton went to Canada at the invitation of Rebel News.

The Lad from Luton has now been arrested in Canada at the behest of Turdeau’s government.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 7:27 pm

m0nster.

Yes Herr Colonel, I literally said that battery tech is immature. I have said that consistently. It also does not enjoy economies of scale yet. 

Can you explain what you mean by “economies of scale” as it applies to batteries?

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 25, 2024 7:34 pm

Canada has degenerated into a rather evil place. Never would have thought it.

Cassie of Sydney
June 25, 2024 7:37 pm

SadIQ Khan, Islamist, Jew hater and current mayor of London, has banned the Union Jack. But rest assured readers, you can sleep well tonight readers, the Palestinian flag and the ISIS flag have not been banned

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Chris
Chris
June 25, 2024 7:41 pm

I support Taiwanese independence.
Chinese Communists are the greatest mass murderers in human history.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 25, 2024 7:41 pm

Distraught parents of Jewish girl, 12, who was gang-raped by teens ‘because of her religion’ in Paris say the attack was an ‘imitation’ of the horrors carried out by Hamas on October 7
Daily Mail. Bring back the guillotine.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 25, 2024 7:49 pm

Comedian: back in the day when The Flintstones were being made and marketed, a company spokesman was rumoured to have reported that the people of Afghanistan do not like the Flintstones, but the people of Abu Dhabi Do.

2dogs
2dogs
June 25, 2024 7:50 pm

Batteries will never be worthwhile “at scale” in this country, because of line losses – if you have a big, centralised battery, you have line losses twice. Locating them at the consumer is really the only option that works and we really aren’t going to get a much better outcome than what we have now. We might discover a new storage method, but that will undoubtedly use specialist materials/manufacturing techniques, meaning the costs of home batteries can’t fall much lower.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 7:50 pm

Cassie of Sydney
 June 25, 2024 4:28 pm

Greg Lynn sounds like a nasty piece of work…from The Daily Telegraph….

What the jury wasn’t told: Tragic ex-wife ‘lived in terror’

A bullying narcissist with anger management issues. Lawyers lauding the decision as “thoughtful” when, in fact, the jury had fallen for a carefully concocted self defence tale (at least on the death of Hill). Fortunately his fantastic tale of Clay being killed by a ricochet from an accidental firearms discharge was a bridge too far. His concerted and systematic destruction of evidence was also telling.
Most Melbourne outlets got out in front of suppression orders the minute the verdicts came down with the pre-prepared “what the jury wasn’t told” angle on the death of his first wife.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 25, 2024 7:58 pm

The Five, Watters and Gutfeld should be compulsory viewing.
Agree, we watch the five as often as possible.
However, it raises the question of why bother having a tiresome lefty on the panel? Jessica Tarlov was awful, and Richard the motor mouth isn’t much better. Harold Ford Jnr. tries to sugar coat his utterances, but he is also a lefty of no great value to the show.
These token lefties might serve a small purpose in illustrating how crap they and their ilk are, but is that enough? They can’t mount a valid argument so they always have to fall back on dissembling. The end result is that they are time wasters either in having to listen to them or in having to hear the other panelists taken them down.
They are a waste of space and time.
Ditto for Joe Hildebrand on Sky.

m0nty
m0nty
June 25, 2024 8:04 pm

Actual expert analysis of the turning point for the economic case for home batteries in Australia. Tesla Powerwalls are lagging on payback metrics despite being the most popular brand, but some of the lesser-known brands are finally going to make the sums add up, starting next year.

Nukes are completely unnecessary.

cohenite
June 25, 2024 8:07 pm

FMD, I used to have some time for matt canavan but he just came out and supported this POS payman’s right to cross the floor and vote with the filth. We support such personal rights intones the idiot; sure you do which is why your party is piss weak and has bastards like matt kean and turdball wreaking havoc. it’s all part of little johnnie’s broad church. Fukwit.

bons
bons
June 25, 2024 8:08 pm

I will agressively oppose Dutton’s nuclear policy for as long as he intends the power industry to be a Government function.

C’ommon man!

cohenite
June 25, 2024 8:09 pm

Nukes are completely unnecessary.

No, dickless lefties are you piece of shit.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 8:12 pm

Rosie
 June 25, 2024 4:44 pm

You are right Cassie, long odds against your wife dying in suspicious circumstances then being involved in a double ‘accidental’ deaths.

Mmmyes.
The most laughable part of his story was that Carol Clay was accidentally killed by a ricochet off the mirror of the car from an accidental discharge of his weapon.
He needed this strange coincidence for his story because, if more than one bullet was discovered, it points to the gun being fired more than once and kind of blows up his story. This is why he returned and burnt everything to a crisp and raked over the scene.
The Jurdge also tried to have mudder charges tossed early on, but this was overturned on appeal and charges reinstated. He has also applied an incredibly tight standard of admissibility to scrub all manner of evidence pointing to Lynn being a psychopathic control freak.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 8:13 pm

I’m convinced now, household wall batteries ARE going to power the nation.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 8:17 pm

I wonder if off gridders like Richard Di Natale have given up their diesel generators as back up yet.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 8:17 pm

Miltonf
 June 25, 2024 6:41 pm

Michael Smith reposting Martin Armstrong.

From Kathy Jackson’s shed?

2dogs
2dogs
June 25, 2024 8:18 pm

Actual expert analysis of the turning point for the economic case for home batteries in Australia.

The “Net Incentive” here has gone up (2022-2025) because power prices have increased.

This means your conclusion that “Nukes are completely unnecessary.” is coming from an alternative where power prices are much higher, and poor people just have to shiver in the dark in the early hours of the morning after their battery runs out.

cohenite
June 25, 2024 8:21 pm

Mmyes cohenite, and what would the reason be that nobody is talking about adapting military reactor designs for commercial use?

You’re such a fukwit:

Floating ‘mini-nukes’ could power countries by 2025, says startup | Nuclear power | The Guardian

The ships are fitted with one or more small nuclear reactors, which can generate electricity and transmit the power to the mainland. The first ship of this kind began supplying heat and electricity to the Russian port of Pevek on the East Siberian Sea in December 2019.

Troels Schönfeldt, the chief executive of Seaborg, said the company’s 100-megawatt compact molten salt reactor would take two years to build and would generate electricity that would be cheaper than coal-fired power.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 25, 2024 8:23 pm

Reposted for excellence:

Dickless twerps like you who for entirely personal vanity reasons want to inflict this bullshit on the rest of us genuinely believe you won’t be affected like the rest of us. That’s called cognitive dissonance. And it won’t keep you warm

Here’s the kicker:

or safe when the lights go out.

There’s blue collars for that. Or not.

Right mUnter?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 8:25 pm

Finally …

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne will not face a fourth trial after he successfully appealed his convictions over the alleged rape of a woman in 2018.

132andBush
132andBush
June 25, 2024 8:25 pm

m0nty
June 25, 2024 8:04 pm

Actual expert analysis of the turning point for the economic case for home batteries in Australia. Tesla Powerwalls are lagging on payback metrics despite being the most popular brand, but some of the lesser-known brands are finally going to make the sums add up, starting next year.

Nukes are completely unnecessary.

Expert analysis?

A completely useless body of tax hoovering ideologues headed by an uberwoke feminist who among other things, “became (in 2022) one of Australia’s inaugural ambassadors for the global Energy Equality Initiative, supporting the urgent task of improving female representation in the energy sector.”

TOP MEN!

Cassie of Sydney
June 25, 2024 8:39 pm

I now know what ‘soshul coheshun’ means…..apologies all, it’s just taken me eight and a half months….

‘Soshul coheshun’ allows for the screaming, shouting and screeching of ‘gas the Jews’, ‘kill the Jews’ and ‘where’s the Jews’. There’ll be no charges, no arrests

‘Soshul coheshun’ allows for the weekly Palestinian Jew hate festivals where you will hear screams, shouts and screeches of ‘from the river to the sea’….translation is “genocide the Jews in Israel’. There’ll be no charges, no arrests.

‘Soshul coheshun’ means you’re allowed to drive through Jewish suburbs on the Sabbath to intimidate and threaten Jewish residents. There’ll be no charges, no arrests.

‘Soshul coheshun’ means harassing Jews outside Melbourne City Council. There’ll be no charges, no arrests.

‘Soshul coheshun’ means doxxing Jewish artists. There’ll be no charges, no arrests.

‘Soshul coheshun’ means preaching ‘kill the Jews’ at a Friday sermon in Lakemba. There’ll be no charges, no arrests.

‘Soshul coheshun’ means vandalising Jewish owned products, labelling them ‘Zionist’ products. There’ll be no charges, no arrests.

‘Soshul coheshun’ means ‘protesting’ for ‘Palestine’, as what happened in Melbourne’s CBD last weekend, when leftist and Muslim protesters swarmed the CBD and held up offensive banners and posters with Nazi style imagery, where they replaced the swastika with the Star of David, very vivid of Nazi Germany…..and of course there were ‘no charges, no arrests’.

I could go on, it never ends. But tell me one thing, just who are the ‘real Nazis’ here?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 8:40 pm

Some very gratifying news just in.
The Strayan T20 crickit team has been eliminated from the World Cup.
Much grumbling about swarthies engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct in the match between Bongladesh and Afghanistan. Straya needed the Bangers to win, but the Terrorists got up, aided by Messrs Duckworth and Lewis and some creative time-wasting as the rain rolled in.
Why is this gratifying?
Well, it is the end of the road for the Cheating Midget Houso Ranga.
I do hope he displays his usual lack of self awareness and has a sook about the Terrorists being cheats.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
June 25, 2024 8:43 pm

the lesser-known brands are finally going to make the sums add up, starting next year.
Nukes are completely unnecessary.

Care to name some of the lesser known brands, Monty? Got some contact details? And are you doing a three for two deal, for your own domestic residence plus the two investment properties? Do tell us the details.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 8:46 pm

Tesla Powerwalls are lagging on payback metrics despite being the most popular brand, but some of the lesser-known brands are finally going to make the sums add up, starting next year.

You’ve been watching Energiser Bunny videos on YouTube again m0nster?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 25, 2024 8:51 pm

I will agressively oppose Dutton’s nuclear policy for as long as he intends the power industry to be a Government function.

It will not happen otherwise.

It’s a cost of capital exercise – over a 60 year economic life, unimaginable to non-government owners.

Government can throw capital in at ~5% – no tax.

PrivateNuke will require 15%-20%.

The cost of the energy coming out under PrivateNuke will be about 4x to 6x the cost under government ownership.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
June 25, 2024 8:51 pm

The below is from Kiwiblog, tomorrow when I get some time I’ll track down the source. All I’ll say is the observed rise funnily enough corresponds with the figures I learned in 2nd year Atmospheric Chemistry when we covered this subject before it was totally politicised in Uni’s. Why overstate the temp rises unless there is another agenda?

https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2024/06/guest_post_climate_policy_or_another_agenda.html

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 25, 2024 9:00 pm

Dennis Shanahan
Labor is usually tough in dealing with rats in the rank, but don’t expect that for Fatima Payman
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https://content.api.news/v3/images/bin/b899a25f1b7b4f1c34c564c198f3c2e2
Fatima Payman. Picture: NewsWire/Martin Ollman
There is a century-old Labor tradition of dealing with rats in the ranks, those Labor MPs who have taken the party’s support, promotion and parliamentary payment, and then disloyally turned against the ALP.
That traditional payment is expulsion, ostracisation, the public pillory and condemnation through the ages.
Fatima Payman, a 29-year-old Muslim, female senator from Western Australia, now stands in the ranks of the rats and awaits her sentence.
Payman crossed the floor of the Senate and voted against her Labor colleagues and with the Greens that Anthony Albanese has excoriated in recent weeks as he condemned the Greens’ sympathy for pro-Palestinian violent demonstrations.
Payman has fuelled tribal anger within the ALP, made the Prime Minister look weak on his emotional parliamentary attacks over pro-Palestinian, again divided the ALP’s message on the Middle East and distracted from the government’s priorities.?
But don’t hold your breath for the “loosing” of the Labor dogs of war against the two-year senator, there will be excuses made and exceptions given.
When Queensland Labor senator Mal Colston turned rat against the ALP in 1996 – in return for the cheesy job of vice-president of the Senate – and later carried the sale of Telstra for the Howard government, the vitriol was unrelenting.
Colston was termed the “king rat”, ostracised and pursued at every turn. He was an easy target for Labor wrath: he was old, male, fat, greedy and without friends.
Now, consider Payman: young, female, Muslim, with friends and supporting Palestine, not seeking payment or promotion.
It’s the same crime but don’t expect the same punishment.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 25, 2024 9:02 pm

Rebel News HQ:

TOMMY ROBINSON HAS BEEN RELEASED!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8kT93hNKus

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 9:07 pm

I will agressively oppose Dutton’s nuclear policy for as long as he intends the power industry to be a Government function.

It’s a little late to become concerned about sticky Government fingers tipping the scales of energy policy one way or the other.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 25, 2024 9:14 pm

Much grumbling about swarthies engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct in the match between Bongladesh and Afghanistan

Oh my wordy lordy indeedy yes.

A bit of a ‘fake cramp’ for a fielder, juuuust as the rain starts falling, and delaying any opportunity for the Bangers to get ahead of the DLS system before it started pissing down.

If rumours are true, this pantomime was kicked off by the Afghan coach – a former English batsman named Jonathan Trott who was mentally destroyed and retired from playing after being subject to a barrage of accurate chin music from Mitchell Johnson during an Ashes tour of Straya.

Revenge from beyond the grave, so to speak.

I’m comfortable with this.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 25, 2024 9:23 pm

Not sure why, probably tiredness + Mel Bracewell, but I’m just now watching Qld Ch10.

Australian Zoo is presently running ads with 100% Steve Irwin, mastered in.

Looks like the anti-PHON ‘Robbie Irwin’ legal letter has backfired bigly and the manbuns are struggling to recover.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
June 25, 2024 9:24 pm

I’ve been AWOL for a couple of months… not that you’d notice as I lurk far more than I comment.

Anyway, SWMBO and I agree that we are now officially living in a country and western song.

Mum died in late March. Sad, but expected, and whoever (Bruce?) suggested Hosea as the OT reading really got it spot on.

4 weeks later, my sister with MS let that “nice man from the bank” have her install some software on her computer, gave him passwords and 2FA codes and the money she’d put aside for her two granddaughters’ secondary education was gone. Well over $100k. Gonski. No recourse.

After having two Mac expert friends clean out her computer and make sure things were up to snuff, I travelled down for the day to her home in Mt Eliza and changed everything from email addresses to passwords to whatever else. And changed the way her bank accounts are setup up.

I travelled home feeling I’d done good….

To discover that SWMBO had left our back door (which is on a small but well-travelled lane) wide open and, yes, we’d been robbed. Clever buggers… they’d pinched a spare car key and SWMBO’s iPad, and used “find my Phone” to wander over and see if the car key matched a car in the vicinity. It did.

It was quite amusing. I rang her to tell her to get home to see what of hers had been taken (some handbags – I had NO idea how expensive handbags are! – and a bit of jewellery, but not her “good stuff”) and she told me she’d be home ASAP. Rang me back 90 seconds later to tell me she’d have to get an Uber, because her can was gone!

Three days later SWMBO’s father died. He was 91 so I guess it wasn’t unexpected, but it was a huge surprise. He was pretty much fighting fit. Did his weekly physio, went down to afternoon tea and didn’t appear for dinner. Hit everyone for six.

Oh, and we had booked a Ghan trip from Darwin to Adelaide starting 4 days after that. Whilst I understand that there’s no refund in that situation, you might have though a token 30% credit voucher for a future journey would have been a nice touch… we even supplied a death certificate. But no.

Luckily, we no longer have a dog, or he’d be long gone!

None of which has much to do with anything, but you have to see the black humour. Good to see that this place hasn’t changed much in my absence.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 25, 2024 9:30 pm

The trick.

This analysis assumes the customer still pays the fixed daily supply charge but avoids all variable peak wholesale and network costs.

Naturally.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 9:32 pm

Mark from Melbourne
 June 25, 2024 9:24 pm

But apart from that, everything is fine, right?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 25, 2024 9:35 pm

West Australian senator Fatima Payman will likely avoid expulsion or suspension from the parliamentary Labor Party after defiantly crossing the floor and voting with the Greens against the government’s position on ­Palestine.
Despite Labor MPs telling The Australian they believed the 28-year-old senator needed to be kicked out or suspended, a government spokeswoman said there was no “mandated sanction”.
Labor MPs said they were ­hoping Anthony Albanese would call a snap caucus meeting on Wednesday to decide her fate, but a senior party source said the Prime Minister was unlikely to ­instigate a move to punish her.

Albanese wimps a major issue…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 9:40 pm

Dr F at 9:23.

Australian Zoo is presently running ads with 100% Steve Irwin, mastered in.

Looks like the anti-PHON ‘Robbie Irwin’ legal letter has backfired bigly and the manbuns are struggling to recover.

I strongly believe the litigation advice came from someone connected with Tourism Queensssland, who had engaged Young Master Irwin to spruik for Mr Miles.
They thought there would be some mileage for Miles in bashing Pauline.
Turns out, there was nothing in it for Miles, and a fair bit of panel-beating required for Young Master Irwin’s happy-go-lucky Aussie image.
I have no doubt a sensible family lawyer would have advised him to trouser the tourism cash and let the government flunky doing the eggin’ on also do the litigatin’ if they so desire.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 9:45 pm

KD …

I’m comfortable with this.

Well, I’m not entirely comfortable.
To close this circle we need the Lying Cheating Houso Ranga to openly accuse the Afghan Hounds of cheating.
At which point, the Terrorists don SBW masks and passing scraps of yellow sandpaper around amongst themselves.

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
June 25, 2024 9:46 pm

As the USA puts more petrol on the Ukrainian fire. Some advice from the past.(Kissinger and Shultz, 2008)

It is neither feasible nor desirable to isolate a country spanning one-eighth of the earth’s surface, adjoining Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and possessing a stockpile of nuclear weapons comparable to that of the United States.

132andBush
132andBush
June 25, 2024 9:53 pm

Australian Zoo is presently running ads with 100% Steve Irwin, mastered in.

Looks like the anti-PHON ‘Robbie Irwin’ legal letter has backfired bigly and the manbuns are struggling to recover.

They need to be using Bush Barbie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4emVOBUK1fo

custard
custard
June 25, 2024 9:54 pm
custard
custard
June 25, 2024 9:57 pm

H/T Burning Bright.

Convergence.

Mileage varies in the truth community regarding Julian Assange, and whether or not he’s been acting on behalf of patriots in a clandestine manner, or if he simply got tangled up in a self-serving web that resulted in him being caught between an ancient criminal cabal and the most intricate MIL INT operation ever devised.

Here’s the thing: Assange’s intent doesn’t matter. All that matters is what he knows. More so, what the Narrative CLAIMS he knows.

Whatever Assange knows re: Seth Rich, the Clinton Foundation, the DNC and MUCH, much more, patriots already know. Guess what? Patriots also know the 2020 election was stolen, that Covid was a hoax and that Vladimir Putin is NOT going to nuke anyone.

All of which is comforting, but secondary to the War of Stories, in which core truths are being translated and then delivered to the American people through Mind-Movers and cyphers, also known as characters.

For long-time Anons, it’s feeling VERY 2017 lately.

How’s Hillary?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 25, 2024 9:59 pm

The UK poll tracking suggests that the Tory slump in voting intentions in favour of Reform has slowed.

Broadly this is pointing to a Labour supermajority, a Tory rump behind the LibDems, and Reform with an ineffectual presence in Parliament.

The latest Tory scandal now working through the UK media may shift the dial.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 25, 2024 10:02 pm

Some interesting gadgets. I like the automatic kitchen.
Around the 3 minute mark.

JC
JC
June 25, 2024 11:14 pm

Fatboy,

Sanchez asked you earlier to explain what you meant by the comment referring to economies of scale in potential new battery technology. You, big fat lesbian, economies of scale has nothing to do with the operation. And as for production, you would be seeing scaling now for existing batteries. You’re such an idiot.

JC
JC
June 25, 2024 11:21 pm

Germany going nuts again.This time it took them a little longer.

Elon Musk

·

Jun 24

Wow, this is messed up. Imposing guilt upon people for things that happened before they were even born is not right. It needs to stop.

@EndWokeness

·

Jun 24

This is so insane. Beyond words. 8 out of the 9 migrants convicted for gang r*ping a German girI got spared jail time. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old German girI was sent to prison for saying “hateful remarks” about it.

GERMANY: Woman Convicted Of “Offending” Migrant Gang Rapists Receives Longer Prison Sentence Than The Rapists

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Top Ender
Top Ender
June 25, 2024 11:46 pm

Postcard from Tunis
 
Here in Tunisia using credit cards is difficult. The taxis all use cash only. Uber is unknown but Bolt – a sort of equivalent – is available, but still the drivers, usually taxis, only take cash. At least Bolt gives you a set price. The taxis drivers try to run with the meter off and give you a probable price triple to Bolt.
 
Used a card in a few places successfully, but very wary of letting it out of my hand since we got about 20 fraudulent transactions from a year ago. Westpac reimbursed.  A lot of places are cash, and they have a law you cannot take dinar out of the country, so it’s a bit of a calculation as to how much to exchange in the knowledge you need to spend it all before flying out.
 
This is very much a country of contrasts. Much of Tunis is Third World: lots of rubbish on the street; poorly surfaced pavements; smells; stray cats. But then you turn a corner and there are clean streets of modern shops, houses and banks. Cannot drink the water, so discarded bottles everywhere.  Quite a security presence on the streets. Several times we saw light armed vehicles, and there were plenty of army sentries around.
 
We went to see the ruins of Carthage, about 20kms from the city centre, and there was a decent multi-lane highway to it. The ruins were very extensive, maybe eight k’s across. The Carthaginians, basically a sort of melded Jewish/Arab/Berber mix, had the ruling empire of the Mediterranean from around 900BC, but the nascent Roman Empire took them on and beat them.
 
Travelled further south. In the main Tunis railway station where what looked like six plain-clothes police had some people contained in a side-room. After some yelling over 20 minutes the perps emerged handcuffed in pairs – all much darker Africans than the locals. Looked like illegal immigration being contained.

The train system seemed to work ok, but a big rush to get in and even in first class, everyone did not get a seat.  Think the train went faster than ours in Australia.  

The countryside is very much grassed and generally flat, but with some gentle hills. In some places it looks like the areas around Parkes, NSW. Very dry.  No stock to be seen.  Lots of olive trees and some grapes.  In some areas the prickly pear is used as a fence. Big sheds – presume they may be poultry.  Lots of hay being transported south by truck.  Nearer the towns sadly you see more rubbish everywhere, and the blue plastic bags everyone uses from the shops have been blown by the wind to end up all around. 

Not sure about Tunis at all…now going south to Sousse and beyond…

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 26, 2024 1:20 am

Good rant from the Rev:

Glastonbury baby, left wing hypocrite rant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqkzRfCK9oM

Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:01 am
John H.
John H.
June 26, 2024 4:01 am

Russia-Ukraine war: At least 5 dead after missile fragments scatter over beachgoers in Crimea | CNN

Four missiles were shot down by Russian air defense but another “deviated from its flight trajectory in the final section due to the impact of air defenses, with the warhead exploding in the air over the city,” the post added.

At least five people were killed and over 100 injured when missile fragments scattered over beachgoers during a Ukrainian strike on the city of Sevastopol in Russia-occupied Crimea, authorities say.

If a single cluster bomb hit a beach there would have been many more than 4 dead so it looks more like fragments.

Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
June 26, 2024 4:08 am
Bungonia bee
Bungonia bee
June 26, 2024 6:49 am

The News website, usually filled with bikini click bait, has really jumped the shark today and leads with something worthy of Raw Story, MSNBC or CNN. They say that if Trump wins in November he will “blow up the world economy”.
It might be more accurate to say that President Placeholder, Obama’s Third Term, has brought the USA to its knees. In the next few years unless there is extreme corrective action the indebtedness of the USA will blow that nation up and rewrite the world pecking order and economy.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 26, 2024 7:03 am

Never looked at News.com.au, never need to again.

Rosie
Rosie
June 26, 2024 7:20 am

Sorry to read of your woes MarkofMelbourne.
It’s hard to lose parents, no matter how old they might be.
The avoidables that would rankle for me.

Rosie
Rosie
June 26, 2024 7:22 am

Tunisia sounds delightful TE.
I would like to visit Carthage but only if Tunis were avoidable.

Rosie
Rosie
June 26, 2024 7:24 am

Part of net zero is electric cars.
Sounds like the powers that be have though of all of this for decades.
https://x.com/WhosFibbing/status/1804989287555060080?t=YmrFwYWbXo7Utnu3-PdcNA&s=19

Rosie
Rosie
June 26, 2024 7:28 am
Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 7:31 am

Your word for the day, Cats: academentia

The title of Favaro’s piece is “Let us be free from ‘academentia’”. It’s a term coined by the radical feminist Mary Daly “to capture the stultification of the mind in patriarchal education”. Favaro uses it to describe “the push towards queering at universities” and its disturbing consequences. These include a fear of asking questions, the persecution of feminists and, yes, child sexual abuse apologism. It makes for a frightening read, not least because it is so well-evidenced (evidence being another thing those in the grip of academentia do not care for so much).

RTWT at The Critic for an insight into the alternative reality of academe.

Do contemporary academics represent the end stage of Western culture or are they an alien fifth column intent on subverting it?

Rosie
Rosie
June 26, 2024 7:35 am

These memes, which pop up regularly on X just show the weaken of muslim logic.
It’s a choice.
i can’t abide seeing little girls in hijab.
it implies the sight of their hair might inflame the lust of some muslim male.
https://x.com/BriannaWu/status/1805564231749714393?t=9KyEVqioe5mxV5ZEbmTRRg&s=19

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Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 7:37 am

Albanese wimps a major issue…

Doing the bidding of his masters, the ALP branches of western Sydney.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 26, 2024 7:39 am

Paywalled but those who can have a read.
Unicorns and pigs sighted over Monty’s house.
https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/drought-hits-wind-power-despite-investment-billions-20240623-p5jo0e

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
June 26, 2024 7:43 am

Chris
 June 25, 2024 7:41 pm

I support Taiwanese independence.
Chinese Communists are the greatest mass murderers in human history.

I think you will find, that Fauci, the CDC, Trump and all the other world leaders who pushed the Cyclon-B jab, (thanks Scummo), might take that laurel.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
June 26, 2024 7:44 am

Wow, Fatima is not in the Senate for WA she’s there for a minority group. Well done ALP for nominating her and LNP for directing preferences her way.

As for her fathers values, spare me. Another on who leaves his family for 4 years while he country shops. Great guy.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 26, 2024 7:44 am

mUntyfa seems to be taking the traditional approach of failed economists to the whole “BigBattery” issue. It goes as follows:

“First, let us assume a breakthrough in battery technology such that the new, exciting, Imaginarium-ion battery the size of a 12 volt car battery can provide electricity to a house for a full week, and recharges in five minutes ….”

There are a few other minor steps, but in short, we are saved! mUntyfa be praised!

Rosie
Rosie
June 26, 2024 7:45 am

It’s a very long article (pasted a few paras) probably paywalled but Monty assured us it’s a piddling problem and everyone knows Monty knows best.
You just can’t have gas.
“Billions of dollars of investment in wind farms over several years have been unable to prevent a “drought” in wind power generation this quarter that has surprised the market and contributed to a squeeze on east-coast gas supplies inflating wholesale prices.

Electricity generation from wind farms in the National Electricity Market since April 1 is roughly flat compared with the same quarter in 2021, despite about 2500 megawatts of wind capacity having been added since then, according to an analysis by electricity market watcher Global-ROAM.

Energy policy advisers have previously warned about the risk of a “renewables drought” in winter months, a situation described by the German word dunkelflaute. Meaning “dark doldrums”, it refers to a prolonged period when both solar and wind power generation are subdued.
Since 2020, wind power capacity has increased by about half, or almost 4000 megawatts, but total production of electricity from wind this June quarter may only be up about 15 per cent, the analysis finds. In fact, June quarter wind generation in the NEM may be the lowest since 2017, it said.

The numbers highlight the natural volatility in generation from renewable energy sources that can have increasingly large impacts on power grids as round-the-clock baseload coal generators close. Energy executives point to the need for investment across different clean energy technologies and regions, and for improved transmission.On average, onshore wind power capacity cost more than $2 million per megawatt over 2021-24, according to CSIRO data, pointing to an investment cost of more than $5 billion for 2500 megawatts of capacity, or more than $8 billion for 4000 megawatts.

In its alert last week on the gas supply situation on the east coast, AEMO cited “unusually low” wind power generation levels, reduced gas production at ExxonMobil’s Longford plant in Victoria, and cold weather. The situation drove up wholesale prices for gas, alarming industrial buyers.

‘Respite’ on gas prices
Gas prices have since retreated from the highs of around $28 per gigajoule seen late last week, but were still elevated on Monday at about $19 a gigajoule in Sydney and more than $17 a gigajoule in Melbourne. That compares with prices averaging around $12 to $12.50 per gigajoule earlier this year, industry sources said.

“Storage is still being drawn, so by the end of the month this may leave us with only two weeks’ worth of gas at the recent very high draw-down rates,” MST Marquee energy analyst Saul Kavonic said, referring to withdrawal rates of around 400 terajoules a day at the east coast’s main gas storage plant, the Iona plant near Port Campbell in Victoria.

“There will be very little buffer left in case Longford gas supply or coal power generation [units] trip again.”
In all, wind power generation in the June quarter might be as much as 3 million megawatt-hours short of what might have been expected for April-June, Global-ROAM’s Paul McArdle said, describing the picture as both “frightening” but also unsurprising on some grounds.

He said that while lulls in the wind resource due to persistent high-pressure weather systems were a factor, other issues also came into play, including potentially poor plant availability and the possible “spilling” or curtailment of wind generation for economic reasons or grid constraints. Mr McArdle also pointed to natural instances of “wind droughts” occurring roughly five years apart.

The Australian market is most affected by low wind power rather than solar, leading some experts to decline to apply dunkelflaute to present conditions.The risk of dunkelflaute is typically used as an argument for retaining gas power generation that can produce electricity on demand within an increasingly renewables-reliant power system, and for installing more storage. The NEM’s last “wind drought” was in 2017, Global-ROAM said.”

https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/drought-hits-wind-power-despite-investment-billions-20240623-p5jo0e

Zippster
Zippster
June 26, 2024 7:47 am

Disney Director Sohrab Makker: ‘No Non-White, Non-Jewish’ Hires, Calls CEO ‘Corrupt’

O’Keefe Media Group

Walt Disney Television’s Director of Production/Finance, Sohrab “Dave” Makker reveals Disney won’t hire anyone “who’s not white or not Jewish” for C-Suite roles, confirming discriminatory hiring practices detailed in OMG’s ‘The Disney Tapes: Part 1.’

Makker, who tracks diversity in annual reports, reveals that the reports “tell us the diverse cast of members that are in there,” and that he has witnessed “the number count go up.”

Makker says Disney prioritizes LGBTQ stories for children, stating, “We insert diversity when it’s not really organic to the story,” admitting shows have “flopped” because “the audience didn’t connect” to forced diversity.

He calls Disney CEO Bob Iger “corrupt,” saying, “He just wants to stay in power.” He proceeds to criticize Elon Musk, calling him a “narcissist” driven by attention, yet agrees with Musk’s call for Iger’s firing.

Cassie of Sydney
June 26, 2024 7:47 am

Whilst I am glad the Julian Assange soap opera is finally coming to an end, I agree with many that Assange is NOT a hero and he most certainly is NOT a journalist.

But what is journalism in 2024? Sadly, journalism has become a highly debased and partisan occupation, where journalism is now ‘activism’, particularly activism for the progressive left. Public trust and respect for journalism is at an all time low.

Perhaps if journalism and journalists had stuck to their knitting over the last two decades, reported facts and tried to engage in objective analysis and commentary instead of partisan activism, then the likes of Julian Assange and Wikileaks would never have been accorded heroic status.

Julian Assange is NO hero.

Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 7:47 am

Lights out: green power falling short

Colin Packham Rosie Lewis, The Australian 26 June, 2024

Australia faces power blackouts unless regional communities back the acceleration of renewable ­energy and construction of 10,000km of transmission lines, with authorities raising the alarm that not enough green electricity will be built before coal exits the grid by 2038. The Australian Energy Market Operator’s 25-year road map to shift the National Electricity Market to net-zero emissions was ­released as the Albanese government approved its second gas ­extraction project, giving the green light to 151 coal seam gas wells in Queensland under the $1bn Senex Energy Atlas project.

As Labor on Tuesday rebuffed warnings of a gas shortage in ­Victoria by the end of winter, ­Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the new coal seam gas project – owned by Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting and South Korean steel giant Posco – would primarily contribute to domestic gas ­supplies for households and manufacturing.

Resources Minister Madeleine King conceded gas prices could increase but wouldn’t exceed the government’s cap, nor would they “go up into the stratospheric kind of pricing” from two years ago.

Anthony Albanese also vowed the union movement would launch a “very strong” campaign against the Coalition’s nuclear plan, despite the Australian Workers Union pushing for ­politicians to be open to nuclear being part of the long-term energy mix if it became economically competitive.

“I’ll give you the big tip here – the union movement campaign will be very strong against your nuclear power plan,” the Prime Minister said in parliament.

“Because what they know is that your plan will destroy jobs. Your plan will lead to higher power prices. Your plan will undermine manufacturing in this country. Because you do not have a plan for anything in between now and the 2040s.

“You pretended that coal was the future for 10 years … while you did nothing. While power stations closed and energy supply went backwards. You refused to support alternative plans. You spoke about a gas-led recovery and then nothing happened. You now say you’re going to have a nuclear ­recovery.”

AEMO’s latest biennial transition road map shows the difficulty the nation will have once coal leaves the energy system, as debate rages over both the viability of nuclear power and rural Australia’s appetite to host large-scale renewable projects and high-­voltage transmission lines.

The report makes little mention of nuclear, with AEMO insisting it cannot include the Coalition’s preferred policy into its thinking as it is illegal under federal law.

In its final 2024 Integrated System Plan, AEMO expects the majority of all coal-power generators to have nearly exited the system by 2035 and the remaining few would have been mothballed by 2038, which the market operator said required urgent delivery of replacements.

To compensate and to deliver Australia’s pledged 2050 net-zero-emissions policy, AEMO said about 6GW of new capacity must be added every year, about twice the amount of capacity currently being installed.

Wind would dominate installations through to 2030, complementing rooftop solar, and by 2050 grid-scale solar would contribute 58GW and wind 69GW.

The plan would cost $122bn to 2050.

“With coal retiring, renewable energy connected with transmission and distribution, firmed with storage and backed up by gas-powered generation is the lowest-cost way to supply electricity to homes and businesses as Australia transitions to a net zero economy,” the report states. “While significant progress is being made, AEMO is acutely aware of challenges and risks already being experienced and that may grow in the future. Risks to the reliability of the system are already becoming visible, and the NEM must be resilient to shocks such as unanticipated coal closures or outages, intense weather events or, conceivably, cyber attacks.”

AEMO chief executive Daniel Westerman said Australia was adding substantial amounts of renewable energy capacity but rapid progress was needed.

“There is a real risk that replacement generation, storage and transmission may not be available in time when coal plants retire, and this risk must be avoided,” Mr Westerman said. “This ISP is a clear call to investors, industry and governments for the urgent delivery of generation, storage and transmission to ensure Australian consumers continue to have access to reliable electricity at the lowest cost.”

As Coalition members used every opportunity in question time to probe the government on nuclear, Peter Dutton declared Labor was more likely to extend the lives of coal-fired power ­stations than the Coalition ­because it was backing the unproven technology of green ­hydrogen rather than a proven technology in nuclear.

The Opposition Leader said the Coalition had been thorough in developing its nuclear policy, which was created “for the right reasons – to reduce emissions, to secure reliable energy and deliver lower costs to the consumer”.

Mr Westerman declined to comment on the Coalition’s energy policy, but noted a substantial increase in forecast electricity demand by 2050. Demand is expected to surge as households and businesses electrify.

If Australia is unable to build enough new forms of electricity generation to replace coal, it will either have to extend the use of fossil fuel or the risk of blackouts and price increases will grow.

Australia would need to ­develop 10,000km of high-­voltage transmission lines by 2050, with 10 projects covering 2500km underway. AEMO said a further seven projects had ­advanced substantially since its draft plan in December 2023.

Under AEMO’s “step change” or most likely, scenario, gas-­powered generation would increase from 11.5GW now to 15GW in 2050, while electricity consumption would nearly double from 174TWh to 313TWh. Distributed solar, including rooftop, would increase fourfold from 21GW to 86GW and grid-scale wind and solar would increase six-fold from 21GW to 127GW. Storage capacity, such as batteries and pumped hydro, would jump from 3GW now to 49GW in 2050.

To reach net zero by 2050, AEMO says about 6GW of new clean energy capacity must be added every year, about twice the amount of capacity currently being installed.

So much for the orderly transition.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 26, 2024 7:48 am

Shot across the bows of the Labour Party in the UK.

Vauxhall owner threatens to close UK car factories as 2,600 jobs on the line (25 Jun)

Vauxhall’s owner has warned it may be forced to halt production in the UK unless the government does more to encourage demand for electric vehicles.

Stellantis said on Tuesday (June 25) it would have to close plants at Ellesmere Port near Liverpool and in Luton unless ministers relax rules forcing manufacturers to sell a certain proportion of EVs.

The company also threatened to cut the number of petrol and diesel cars it sells in Britain amid a row over the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate.

A decision over whether or not to close the two plants could come “in less than a year”, according to remarks made by Maria Grazia Davino, UK Managing Director for Stellantis, quoted by the BBC.

She told reporters at a car industry conference that the ZEV mandate would have a major impact and that it “damages” the UK.

Nice wedgie for Starmer. Politically he can’t possibly relax the forced EV adoption rules, and the punters are getting even more hostile towards EVs. Sales numbers have been cratering, except for fleet buyers and they’re pretty tepid too.

I suppose all Labour can do is subsidize the plants to stay open, which probably is why Ms Davino has chosen to fess all this now, just before the election. Is this called greenmail or blackmail? Asking for a Labour pollie.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 26, 2024 7:55 am

Not the time to be ‘expelling people for having particular views’ on Palestine: Deputy PMBy Josefine GankoDeputy Prime Minister Richard Marles has re-asserted that Labor Senator Fatima Payman will not be expelled from the party after crossing the floor to vote with the Greens on recognising Palestinian statehood.

“She won’t be [expelled],” Marles told Nine’s Today, which is against the strong precedent in the Labor caucus to vote with the party or face expulsion.
“The point to make here is, you know, since the events of October 7 and the tragedy that we have seen play out in the Middle East, what we’ve also seen is social cohesion in this country come under enormous pressure. And all of us need to be doing everything we can to try and bring people together,” Marles said.
“Now is not the time to be going around expelling people for having particular views on this issue. And we’re not going to be doing that.”
Marles continued that Payman still espouses Labor values, and wants to continue serving under the party:

Senator Payman has made clear that, she continues, she wants to continue to represent the people of Western Australia in the Australian Senate as a Labor senator.

She was elected and she continues to assert Labor values and views and so that’s what she will continue to do. And we’re not about to expel her for having particular views on this issue, of course, the government took a different position in the Senate yesterday.

But really, we need to be focused on bringing Australians together in this moment, not dividing us. And that’s what will guide us in terms of how we deal with this issue.”

In the face if such a challenge, the Labor Party turns to sh!t!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 26, 2024 7:56 am

Note Westerman spruiking for investors.
Westerman is a cardboard cut out slick willy for the renewable investment lobby.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 26, 2024 8:08 am

JC
 June 25, 2024 11:14 pm

Fatboy,

Sanchez asked you earlier to explain what you meant by the comment referring to economies of scale in potential new battery technology. You, big fat lesbian, economies of scale has nothing to do with the operation. And as for production, you would be seeing scaling now for existing batteries. You’re such an idiot

Steady on.
He barely made it out of O-week in his brief and not so illustrious economics career.
But yes, in operation it is simply additive with zero volume benefits, and in production they are well down the curve, with sfa incremental benefits to be had.
Did I mention three-eyed fish?

Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 8:11 am

Shot across the bows of the Labour Party in the UK.

Vauxhall owner threatens to close UK car factories as 2,600 jobs on the line (25 Jun)

Small calibre shot compared to the UK’s second largest union not backing Labour because their accelerated decarbonisation program will see upwards of 30 000 jobs go from North Sea oil.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 26, 2024 8:13 am

unless regional communities back the acceleration of renewable ­energy and construction of 10,000km of transmission lines
Yep, if everyone outside of the southern coastal drive-thru coffee belt could just bend over to ease the insertion of these lovely unicorn horns, that’d be greeeat, gaia thanks you, ta

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 26, 2024 8:17 am

Rita Panahi:

You have to give Labor credit, unlike their counterparts in the Coalition they do not waste power.

Every single day in office, whether at state or federal level, they are pushing their agenda and rewarding their people.

Now, one could argue their agenda is ultimately destructive, debt-inducing and divisive but at least they’re not like lily-livered Liberals who too often forget who they are and who elected them. Labor would’ve never allowed the likes of Liberal impostor Malcolm Turnbull within their ranks let alone allow him to white-ant multiple leaders and fail up to the prime ministership. Indeed, Labor recognised Turnbull’s nature and rejected his multiple advances.

Labor is also more astute when it comes to political appointments; ensuring they reward those who share their world view or at the very least can be relied upon to be compliant.

The Turnbull government appointed Leftist activist Julie Inman Grant to the powerful position of eSafety commissioner. Labor would never give such a plum role to an ideological opponent.

The Albanese government has given the plummiest of plum roles, the governor-general, to an activist and former Labor staffer, Sam Mostyn, a woman who has actively pushed every Leftist cause from climate change to gender issues to the race-based referendum.

The republican Mostyn has referred to Australia Day as “invasion day” and posted the hashtag “always was always will be” Aboriginal land. And, for her services the incoming GG will be rewarded with a remuneration package that is vastly at odds with her ceremonial role of ribbon cutting and morning teas.

Mostyn’s annual salary of $709,000 will be more than 40 per cent higher than the current GG David Hurley. That annual salary doesn’t include the many perks that come with the role including two grand residences, staff, and plenty of travel in the pointy end of the plane and stays at the world’s finest hotels. The role should be reserved for a uniting figure, an elder statesman or woman, who donates any salary back to the taxpayer.

There would be a long line of eminently capable Australians who would be happy to serve as governor-general gratis. Labor has again shown they are a party that rewards their mates with sweet roles and fat salaries, all at the taxpayers’ expense.

Now on Paul Murray last night, video emerged of the cretin’s cretin bemoaning in 2003 the payrise given to the then Governor General which clocked in at $50k.
Which is a fair amount of largesse given of course. But how can Albo fly off the handle in 2003, and now give more of your dosh away, $200k payrise and say it’s all hunky dory?
His media managers might have their work cut out for them in the next day or so to have Albo slur his sorry arse out of this pickle.

mem
mem
June 26, 2024 8:21 am

“The report makes little mention of nuclear, with AEMO insisting it cannot include the Coalition’s preferred policy into its thinking as it is illegal under federal law”.
What a lame duck of an excuse is this? If that was so then there would have been no debate or costings on the nuclear subs. Does anyone here know the legal status of AEMO taking this stance?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 26, 2024 8:21 am

So Labor crunched the numbers on expelling the ex-‘fugee bint and went ‘oh crap”..

Great job spacktards of the uniparties for importing ethnic/religious voting blocks in high enough numbers that you are beholden to them.

Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 8:22 am

Marles continued that Payman still espouses Labor values…

Mmm…yes; it’s just policy she seems to have an issue with.

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Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 8:25 am

Does anyone here know the legal status of AEMO taking this stance?

John Howard isn’t returning calls.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 26, 2024 8:25 am

On average, onshore wind power capacity cost more than $2 million per megawatt over 2021-24, according to CSIRO data, pointing to an investment cost of more than $5 billion for 2500 megawatts of capacity, or more than $8 billion for 4000 megawatts.

Looks like they’re lying by omission.

The real capacity of a wind farm is about 30% of its headline capacity. Now it may be that AFR forgot to mention that, or that CSIRO is using the actual capacity not the headline one, but typically that isn’t the case. And my spidey sense is itching.

Which suggests for average capacity of 2,500 MW you’d be paying about $17 billion not $5 billion. For that we could buy an EPR2 advanced pressurized water reactor with a life of 60 years. And since the wind turbines are only good for 20 years we could then buy two more EPR2s over the 60 year period, coming to not 2,500 but 5,000 MW.

So on that basis it turns out that nuclear is half the price of the cheapest wind farm technology, needs no backup and is always on…

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Indolent
Indolent
June 26, 2024 8:28 am

the method to malthusian madness
this is not climate science, it’s horror fiction

i laid out my position on this as a simple positive in the link above and excerpt it here because i believe this is important and the misguided or manipulative attempts to make carbon control into a form of global governance pose a serious threat not just to human freedom and flourishing but to the environment itself.

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Rosie
Rosie
June 26, 2024 8:28 am

Another hostage confirmed to have been killed on 7 October
https://x.com/StandWithUs/status/1805282389658087784?t=cb7gWJAxHwZXn1WZ3wDpyA&s=19

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 26, 2024 8:36 am

Awesome, making electricity so expensive that people turn to pre-electricity ways of keeping warm, leading to pre-electricity hazards and deaths.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-06-25/westminster-couple-in-critical-condition-after-burning-charcoal/104020956

Rosie
Rosie
June 26, 2024 8:37 am

Running the nuclear numbers.
Oh noes, they might have to turn off uselessables because nuclear is too efficient.
https://x.com/ChrisMartzWX/status/1805282797726449947?t=n1a9w_0i6b_wtAGUzo_bKQ&s=19

Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 8:38 am

Wow, Fatima is not in the Senate for WA she’s there for a minority group. Well done ALP for nominating her and LNP for directing preferences her way.

The senate has long been a greenhouse of perfidy.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 26, 2024 8:38 am

AEMO’s ISP assumes the weather for the next thirty years.
This has to be the pinnacle of the consulting economist’s craft.
At our first meeting with AEMO managers we were told the wind would be blowing enough somewhere to keep the grid ticking along if they overbuilt the system everywhere across the country.
Needless to say the assembled farmers weren’t impressed with this and openly laughed at the absurdity of the statement. Only Monty types could swallow the bullshit coming from the mouths of these experts.

Indolent
Indolent
June 26, 2024 8:39 am
Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 26, 2024 8:43 am

John Anderson tells it like it is. Without reliable power (aka nuclear, since coal is off the menu) we are headed for complete de-industrialisation and here comes the barista economy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 26, 2024 8:44 am

Blair’s Law in action.

Horror moment protester wades into Rishi Sunak’s lake to ‘take a s***’ and make a point (25 Jun)

“The men aged 52 from London, 43 from Bolton, 21 from Manchester, and 20 from Chichester, remain in police custody for questioning and enquiries are ongoing.”

A video captured the gut-wrenching moment Rishi Sunak’s personal North Yorkshire home was targeted by a protester who proceeded to defecate in his lake. Young extremists sought to make a confused point about both river pollution and arms sales to Israel.

Youth Demand, a spin off of the various other radical activist groups such as Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion, broke into the grounds of the Prime Minister’s Northallerton mansion today.

So “Youth Demand” has members aged up to 52, is against river pollution, are antisemites, and to protest all this they pollute a lake. Oh.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 26, 2024 8:47 am

But what is journalism in 2024?
Yes, it’s partisan activism as Cassie said. This entails them being promulgators of misinformation/disinformation.

Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 8:48 am

…we are headed for complete de-industrialisation and here comes the barista economy.

The barista economy is already on its knees, in part due to electrickery prices, with coffee shops now operating on very thin and unsustainable margins one rent rise away from closing.

The future is the bedpan economy.

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shatterzzz
June 26, 2024 8:49 am

I’m sure he mean’t to say .. “terrorist attacks are abhorrent and have consequences” .. BUT ..!

“The point to make here is, you know, since the events of October 7 and the tragedy that we have seen play out in the Middle East, what we’ve also seen is social cohesion in this country come under enormous pressure. And all of us need to be doing everything we can to try and bring people together,” Marles said.

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Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 26, 2024 8:51 am

Great post Rosie.
I’m passing it along to our groups. We hosted a nuclear energy forum in our town last year to inform the community of the alternative to renewables.
Ahead of the curve and adaptable but then again, we’re farmers.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 26, 2024 8:54 am

AEMO’s latest biennial transition road map shows the difficulty the nation will have once coal leaves the energy system, as debate rages over both the viability of nuclear power and rural Australia’s appetite to host large-scale renewable projects and high-­voltage transmission lines.

Why should rural Australia have to bear the burden of supplying electricity to urban Australia? Rural Australia already bears the burden of supplying their food.

Wind generators on every urban headland and ridgeline. Solar panels in every public park, sports stadium and golf course. The users will be sheltered from harmful UV rays as they play under the solar panel roofs.

johanna
johanna
June 26, 2024 8:55 am

mem
June 26, 2024 8:21 am

“The report makes little mention of nuclear, with AEMO insisting it cannot include the Coalition’s preferred policy into its thinking as it is illegal under federal law”.
What a lame duck of an excuse is this? If that was so then there would have been no debate or costings on the nuclear subs. Does anyone here know the legal status of AEMO taking this stance?

Unless the enabling legislation specifically bars it (which is highly unlikely) – no. It’s a policy decision, based on the spurious pretence that they shouldn’t be talking about or evaluating ‘illegal’ things.

Well, the sensible interpretation is that they shouldn’t be considering policy which explicitly favours, say, meth labs or grow houses. Criminal stuff.

But what they are deliberately doing is conflating crime with political decisions. It’s not a crime to build a nuclear plant, it’s just legislatively prohibited for political reasons. They have presumed that this will be the case for the forseeable future, which is patently and blatantly taking sides in electoral matters way beyond their remit.

If the Coalition winns the election, AEMO is on the long list of outfits that need to be purged. Please, someone assure us that such a list, with detailed plans, exists!

cohenite
June 26, 2024 8:56 am

It’s hard to top the Kraut rape judgment but in Australia we’re doing our best:

From Kirralie Smith:

I am still facing three court cases for referring to two different males as male. One guy is appealing the apprehension of violence order that was denied after a full hearing in a NSW court. He is also accusing me of vilification for speaking the truth. As is another male soccer player. I have never been violent, threatened violence or incited others to be violent. 

The Flying Bats continue to humiliate their female opponents in the North West Sydney Premier League women’s soccer competition. 

With five males on their team it is no wonder they remain undefeated and have a huge lead over every other team.

The good news is two female teams have forfeited both their games against the Flying Bats so far.
 
The bad news is the league, supported by Football NSW, continues to put the girls in this humiliating position instead of advocating for women’s sport.

Four nurses from the UK have spoken up about their humiliating and disappointing experience of being forced to share a change room with a male who says he is female. The link to the blog is below.
How can you trust a health care system that so readily rejects science and biology in favour of protecting a few male’s feelings? Feelings that are not even based in reality

132andBush
132andBush
June 26, 2024 8:57 am

All this talk about wind and solar and batteries.

All for a “solution” to a non problem, which, if the FMIC had been doing it’s job, would’ve been quite evident to everyone 15 years ago.

Indolent
Indolent
June 26, 2024 9:01 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 26, 2024 9:04 am

Haha, checked letter box. Glossy flyer in it says STOP NUCLEAR IN THE HUNTER. Looked at the authorization – yep its from the Federal Labor MP. Quick work.

I haven’t seen the ALP this excited since the Vietnam War. Dutton must be getting traction, or they wouldn’t be going completely over the top like this.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 26, 2024 9:06 am

We’ve had to endure Muntypox for years, I don’t know what they are complaining about.

cohenite
June 26, 2024 9:12 am

The left always target the kids. Look at this bitch:

Children need ‘liberation’ from parents, scholar argues | The College Fix

This photo of the freak tells the story:

(19) Lorna Finlayson (@LJFinlayson) / X

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 26, 2024 9:16 am

Batteries are also very vulnerable to EMP.
Zatara, what happens? High electric fields causing shorting between anode and cathode? The inverters will be vulnerable also.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 26, 2024 9:23 am

Hard to think Assange isn’t anything more than Albo caving to the US in search of some good news. KRudd front and centre raises suspicions.

Zippster
Zippster
June 26, 2024 9:23 am
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 26, 2024 9:25 am

Rosie at 7:45.
Thanks for that.
The very question I was asking the other day. It used to be very easy to look up the status of the Iona gas reservoir on the web.
Now not so much.
The AFR article seems to confirm my suspicions that the underground storage is being exhausted very early in winter.

Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 9:25 am

Dutton must be getting traction…

The polling was pro-nuclear before the announcement.

True to form, Dutton is following the trend, not leading it.

Having said that, the NIMBY attitude is obviously something Labor can exploit.

shatterzzz
June 26, 2024 9:29 am

Ramirez on target this morning ..

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shatterzzz
June 26, 2024 9:36 am

Mentioned the, unnecessary, involvement of “personages of colour” in the post Russian Revolution mini series .. GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW yesterday but other than that having finished the show .. it is very enjoyable and worth watching .. nothing heavy but well written & acted plus an unusual story line keeps you entertained .. 9/10
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8230448/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_8_nm_0_q_a%2520gentleman

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 26, 2024 9:45 am

Rosie
 June 26, 2024 8:37 am

Running the nuclear numbers.

Oh noes, they might have to turn off uselessables because nuclear is too efficient.

Yeah … but three-eyed fish.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 26, 2024 9:47 am

So much for the orderly transition.

Indeed.

Forecasting in the energy sector is an inexact mix of science, technology, and economics – the takeaway is you know what will happen with a fair degree of certainty, but not so much for when.

And, in my experience of presenting some of the industry issues, the slack provided by the flex built into ‘when’ has allowed politicians and the Top Men running Energy Alphabet World to kick the can down the road: “Look at these farking technical anoraks predicting system collapse; they can’t be precise about Doomsday – no worthwhile modelling skills, why should we believe anything they say”.

For some years now, I have wondered whether there would be a sharp point of realisation that the Australian canoe has gone over the waterfall; a parliamentary term perhaps, a year – even a specific date when the scales fell away.

It looks very much like 2024.

shatterzzz
June 26, 2024 9:51 am

Had my PET scan for Cancer yesterday .. very easy going .. didn’t even have to take my clothes even watch off,just loosen the belt, forgot had loose change in the pocket .. an hour wait to let whatever they inject you with take effect then 20 minutes in the machine and that was that .. over & dun ..
Tomorrow the oncologist & an explanation on radiology tho if the scan doesn’t show a spread it’ll come out with the prostate .. Urologist next Tuesday and then should know all .. bad or worse ..!
Still feeling fan-bloody-tastic so finding it hard to feel any downside .. yet ..!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 26, 2024 9:52 am

Bungonia Bee
 June 26, 2024 8:43 am

John Anderson tells it like it is. Without reliable power (aka nuclear, since coal is off the menu) we are headed for complete de-industrialisation and here comes the barista economy.

But, but … Energy Superpower!
Sun cable!
Exporting Sunshine!
And also, three-eyed fish.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 26, 2024 9:52 am
Roger
Roger
June 26, 2024 9:57 am

Forecasting in the energy sector is an inexact mix of science, technology, and economics – the takeaway is you know what will happen with a fair degree of certainty, but not so much for when.

For example, we don’t know when the next coal plant might unexpectedly go offline. I know that’s not what you were referring to but…

Meanwhile, seems nobody got my John Howard reference earlier…too cryptic?

A reminder: he is responsible for our nuclear power ban.

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 26, 2024 10:05 am

Meanwhile, seems nobody got my John Howard reference earlier…too cryptic?
A reminder: he is responsible for our nuclear power ban.
Yep, another one of the little shit’s many, many sins.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 26, 2024 10:05 am

Howard also gave us the renewable energy feed in tariff. Intrigues me how the Commonwealth even had the power to do this. Hilmer and NCP I suspect.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 26, 2024 10:08 am

Rosie @ 8:37 am

Running the nuclear numbers.

Oh noes, they might have to turn off uselessables because nuclear is too efficient.

Doing God’s work, Rosie posts to the single critical number that defines the issue:

Nuclear power generation is superior to all forms of energy, not only in terms of its material intensiveness, but also its capacity factor and highly efficient energy density.

A U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) report stated that nuclear had an average capacity factor of 92.7% in 2022, meaning that, on average, nuclear facilities ran at full installed power capacity 92.7% of the time in 2022.

An average capacity factor of 92.7%.

The CSIRO GenCost report, the ‘point of truth’ for Team Handsome Boy and Big Renewables, uses an average CF of 53% in modelling nuclear economics.

I’m pretty sure you can’t turn down a nuke station to run at 53% of nameplate (a steam turbine thing). So the assumption is that Australia’s nuke fleet would be broken down, or turned off, for more than 50% of the time.

But this is the Science, as done by Respected Scientists, so there can be no questions that it is right.

Chris
Chris
June 26, 2024 10:14 am

TRUTH.
Truth matters. Lies matter too.

The leftist mentality is that unless we pretend that their lies are true, we are evil.
Its opposition to nuclear.
Its pandering to Arab self-deceptions that maintain their smug supremacist self-belief.
Its pretending that mental illness is a wholesome ‘alternative identity’.
Its pretending its ‘inclusive’ to foster grooming children for sexual deviance.
Its putting down excellence by hard-working, deserving people because journalism has easier-to-publish stories about excellence if they are women or differently tinted skin.
Its such a long time since they pretended that making jobs for people by running a business was exploitation; now leftists in power take money from big business to deprive their workers of legislated rights.

Is what a leftist says true?
Is a centrist pandering to leftist fashionable lies? If so, remember that even if they come for you last, they come for you when there is no-one left to speak up.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 26, 2024 10:16 am

Three eyed fish news.

Climate “Communicators” Discover the Best Way to Persuade Voters is to Lie to Them (25 Jun)

This is a hilarious X (formerly Twitter) thread on a presentation about “messaging over climate”.

“Worst messages tested: electric cars, Green New Deal, frontline communities, ‘Big Oil lied’, climate pollution”

“Talking about electric cars especially deadly for Democrats. Women in particular frightened of battery running out. (Interesting gendered spin on range anxiety I hadn’t thought about before).”

The thread quickly jumps to the best messages ever tested, all of which are outright lies, out of context projections, or fantasies.

It’s actually rather interesting: all the stuff the climate bedwetters have been screeching about are a complete turn-off for the punters. Good luck selling your message greenie people, the proles have wised up.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 26, 2024 10:17 am

Miltonf
 June 26, 2024 10:05 am

Howard also gave us the renewable energy feed in tariff. Intrigues me how the Commonwealth even had the power to do this. 

Mmmyes.
The bait.
Hence my response to Homes-a-Court’s attempt to whip up a frenzy the other day … “Inflexible noocular will force you to turn off your solar!”
What, no more juicy feed-in tariffs?
I was talking to a bloke the other day who had just installed solar. He estimates his feed-in will be $200 per annum.
A cup of coffee a week.
Pablo Instant at that.
Most people are now electing to go solar purely for their own use, not for the paltry feed-in. Unless they are zealots, batteries can’t be justified.

Oh come on
Oh come on
June 26, 2024 10:24 am

Oh dear. Everyone’s favourite ABC scribbler/ dribbler has attempted humour again:

The Coalition could have sat back and waited to watch the vaping ban unfurl, but instead, they’ve chosen option two: INHALE

Of course, if the Coalition had “sat back and waited” until the dust had settled before deciding how they would respond, Crabb would have criticised them for not taking a firm policy stance earlier, being weathervanes etc.

If you aren’t Labor or the Greens, you can’t win at the politically-neutral-as-mandated-by-its-charter national broadcaster.

Oh come on
Oh come on
June 26, 2024 10:26 am

The primary reason he gave why couldn’t go to Sweden to a face sexual assault inquiry- which is how his extended smelly strop kicked off- was that U.S. agents would board his plane, off a hypersonic dirigible, and rendition him out of the escape hatch, handcuffed and in a parachute, to a waiting u-boat where the mind control truth injection would be personally applied by both George Bush Sr and George Bush Jr.

Are you saying that Assange wasn’t at risk of being deported to the US at the time?

Zippster
Zippster
June 26, 2024 10:29 am

I can’t summarize that section of the video transcript as it touches on controversial and complex topics. If you have any other questions or need information on a different topic, feel free to ask!

thanks chatgpt for protecting us from unwoke ideas

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 26, 2024 10:34 am

Greens literally stink.

World Economic Forum: ‘Scientists are urging us to wash our clothes less to help the planet’ – Washing causes ‘70% of CO2 emissions’ of cotton t-shirt (25 Jun)

World Economic Forum: “Scientists are urging us to wash our clothes less to help the planet.”  

“70% of the CO2 emissions generated by a cotton t-shirt come from washing and drying it.” 

“Jeans shouldn’t be washed more than once a month, jumpers once a fortnight, and pyjamas once a week.”

How likely are you to wash your clothes less “to help the planet”?

If I see someone with purple hair who is wearing jeans I’m going to be giving it a wide berth.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 26, 2024 10:37 am

Dr F at 10:08.

An average capacity factor of 92.7%.

The CSIRO GenCost report, the ‘point of truth’ for Team Handsome Boy and Big Renewables, uses an average CF of 53% in modelling nuclear economics.

I’m pretty sure you can’t turn down a nuke station to run at 53% of nameplate (a steam turbine thing). So the assumption is that Australia’s nuke fleet would be broken down, or turned off, for more than 50% of the time.

Look, I don’t mind a bit of a parameter tweak from time to time, but that would embarass even an inveterate bullshitter like me.
And isn’t the Great Criticism of Noocular that it is inflexible? Except when Luigi the Unbelievable’s advisors get the butcher’s paper out it seems.

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cohenite
June 26, 2024 10:43 am

Comparison Renewable Energy Nuclear Energy

Description  Wind Turbines      PV Solar Panels    Nuclear Reactors
 Weather depend  Yes                      Yes                         No
Capacity Factor       35%                  25%                       95%
Land Area per MW  54.5 acres        7.25 acres          0.05 acres
Environmental destruction -Australia’s unique flora, fauna and marine life
                              Extreme            High                        Nil
Compromising food production
                               High                 Extreme                    Nil
Waste disposal costs Extreme       Extreme           Allowed in cost
Waste disposal process  No           No                           Yes
Waste at end of life    Extreme     Extreme                    Low
Visual Impact ©        High             High                         Low
Noise Impact ©     Extreme           Low                          Low
Wildlife Impact ©  Extreme          High                          Low
Plant economic life ©20 years   25 years                    60 years
Reliability generation Intermittent Intermittent         Reliable
Capex / MWh       $46.45            $74.07                     $16.54
MWh of Energy Produced for operational life of 924 MW plant
                           41,778,219    18,088,387              441,398,880
Load follow capability No             No                          Yes
Provid frequency control No        No                          Yes
Provides system inertia  No          No                          Yes
Black start capability   No             No                           Yes
Direct process heat industry No   No                           Yes
Plant operational life   25 years 30 years                 >60 years
Land Area per TWh 7,203 hectares 1,295 hectares    2.4 hectares
Major material requir t/TWh
                           5,976 tonnes        2,516 tonnes      1,190 tonnes
Critical minerals required t/TWh ©
                           130 tonnes          124 tonnes          12 tonnes
Materials – concrete t/TWh ©
                         4,446 tonnes        1,216 tonnes       1,058 tonnes
Materials – steel t/TWh ©
                        1,447 tonnes           938 tonnes          134 tonnes
Cost of storage $/kw ©
          $1,629 battery per k  $1,629 battery per kw         $0
Lifecycle emissions g/Kwh ©
                   11                             48                                12
Additional transmission ©
               Required                Required                             No
Storage required ©
       Typical 4 hours battery Typical 4 hours battery      None
Life waste included in cost ©
                 no                                no                                 Yes
Fuel cost $/GJ ©
                  Free                           Free                          50 cents
Construction time years ©
             18 months                 18 months                      6 years
© SMR Technology Pty Ltd 2022

Petition update · RENEWABLE ENERGY v NUCLEAR ENERGY SEE WHY NUCLEAR ENERGY WINS ON EVERY POINT BUT MAY NEVER HAPPEN · Change.org · Change.org

cohenite
June 26, 2024 10:44 am

Petition update · RENEWABLE ENERGY v NUCLEAR ENERGY SEE WHY NUCLEAR ENERGY WINS ON EVERY POINT BUT MAY NEVER HAPPEN · Change.org · Change.org

Comparison Renewable Energy Nuclear Energy

Description  Wind Turbines      PV Solar Panels    Nuclear Reactors
 Weather depend  Yes                      Yes                         No
Capacity Factor       35%                  25%                       95%
Land Area per MW  54.5 acres        7.25 acres          0.05 acres
Environmental destruction -Australia’s unique flora, fauna and marine life
                              Extreme            High                        Nil
Compromising food production
                               High                 Extreme                    Nil
Waste disposal costs Extreme       Extreme           Allowed in cost
Waste disposal process  No           No                           Yes
Waste at end of life    Extreme     Extreme                    Low
Visual Impact ©        High             High                         Low
Noise Impact ©     Extreme           Low                          Low
Wildlife Impact ©  Extreme          High                          Low
Plant economic life ©20 years   25 years                    60 years
Reliability generation Intermittent Intermittent         Reliable
Capex / MWh       $46.45            $74.07                     $16.54
MWh of Energy Produced for operational life of 924 MW plant
                           41,778,219    18,088,387              441,398,880
Load follow capability No             No                          Yes
Provid frequency control No        No                          Yes
Provides system inertia  No          No                          Yes
Black start capability   No             No                           Yes
Direct process heat industry No   No                           Yes
Plant operational life   25 years 30 years                 >60 years
Land Area per TWh 7,203 hectares 1,295 hectares    2.4 hectares
Major material requir t/TWh
                           5,976 tonnes        2,516 tonnes      1,190 tonnes
Critical minerals required t/TWh ©
                           130 tonnes          124 tonnes          12 tonnes
Materials – concrete t/TWh ©
                         4,446 tonnes        1,216 tonnes       1,058 tonnes
Materials – steel t/TWh ©
                        1,447 tonnes           938 tonnes          134 tonnes
Cost of storage $/kw ©
          $1,629 battery per k  $1,629 battery per kw         $0
Lifecycle emissions g/Kwh ©
                   11                             48                                12
Additional transmission ©
               Required                Required                             No
Storage required ©
       Typical 4 hours battery Typical 4 hours battery      None
Life waste included in cost ©
                 no                                no                                 Yes
Fuel cost $/GJ ©
                  Free                           Free                          50 cents
Construction time years ©
             18 months                 18 months                      6 years
© SMR Technology Pty Ltd 2022

cohenite
June 26, 2024 10:45 am

Sorry guys for the repeat

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 26, 2024 10:46 am

This will be fun. Lay in popcorn ready for the epic disaster.

Qantas to boost regional fleet as it explores electric (Paywallian)

Qantas is investing in ‘newish’ Q400s on regional routes while it explores electric and battery powered aircraft for the flights.

Flying dildos with wings! Quaintarse may have ditched the Irishman but his woke smell still obviously lingers.

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