Category Archives: Green Insanity
From Nick Cater in today’s The Australian, talking about the Greens;
The trashing of the Triabunna pulp mill and its associated port on Tasmania’s east coast offers an insight into their tactics. The mill was purchased from Gunns in 2011 by the Wilderness Society, bankrolled to the tune of billions by Kathmandu co-founder Jan Cameron and Wotif founder Graeme Wood.
A Tasmanian parliamentary inquiry that reported earlier this year found the mill to be a viable business and notes the purchasers had a contractual obligation to keep it running.
Yet Wilderness Society boss Alec Marr set about fulfilling Ayn Rand’s 1970 prophecy of the forthcoming anti-industrial revolution. The old Left merely wanted to take over the factories; the new Left wants to destroy them.
In September 2013, a fortnight after Tony Abbott became Prime Minister, Marr recruited three marine welders and an electrician, locked the mill gates, stocked up with food and set about wrecking the logging plant.
Journalist John van Tiggelen, who was invited to join in the vandalism, wrote a riveting account in The Monthly. “There was something wild-eyed about Marr, as if he were living a monkey-wrencher’s dream,” he wrote.
“Marr had laid out a trove of new hardware: sledgehammers, axes large and small, angle grinders, spanners, pliers, bolt cutters and gloves. ‘For me, the sound of those grinders tomorrow will be the singing of angels,’ said Marr, grinning broadly.”
Van Tiggelen decided to lend a hand, sawing through a rubber belt with a hacksaw. “With an almighty clatter the rubber flew down the rollers, top and bottom, the violence of it shaking the scaffolding like a truck had hit it … One down, 11 to go.”
The denouement of this black-hearted act of sabotage was the toppling of the giant gantry, “the equivalent of downing the dictator’s statue”. So much for workers’ jobs and their families’ prosperity. The little people have never mattered much to the Greens in their single-minded pursuit of a “sustainable” economy, whatever that may mean.
How can anyone vote for them?
The Greens continue to try and take down Australia’s industrial and commercial capability.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt was exasperated when Greenpeace said it had gone directly to UNESCO’s key advisory body, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, to lobby against Australia.
Greenpeace said the approval of coal port expansions such as Abbot Point had occurred in contravention of UNESCO’s advice that no projects be approved that affect the “outstanding universal value” of the reef.
The government and resource groups say the true motive of the global campaign to protect the reef is to end coalmining, an issue that also lies at the heart of the UN’s response to climate change.
Greenpeace listed three concerns with the plan considered a key document in the UNESCO deliberations: it says it still allows coalmining, is silent on climate change and fails to address cumulative effects on the reef.
Ah…you thought the battle was to protect the GBR. Wrong. It is part of the Green campaign to simply stop coal mining.
Coal Mining that has lifted the world’s standard of living; that gives us in Australia a high standard of living and fuels our economy.
The Greens want it closed down and replaced with renewable energy that cannot replace coal as a base-load power source.
Greens Leader Milne;
Australia should scrap its potentially fatal coal industry.
That’s the blunt message from Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne in response to forecasts the world is on track to record global warming of 4C by 2100, driven in part by the fossil fuel industry.
“Four degrees is an unliveable planet, it is death to humanity,” Senator Milne told reporters in Hobart today.
Considering that top climate scientists have admitted that their global warming forecasts are wrong and world is not heating at the rate they claimed it was in a key report, then Milne needs to shut up and stop inventing alarmist statements intent on frightening us into Greens submission.
In the meantime the Greens also need to shut up about renewable energy until someone develops batteries that can store sufficient supply to power a city like Brisbane over the non-sunny, non windy times.
Until then we need to just ignore the UN and their Green activists.
The reef isn’t in danger, our economy and standard of living is!
New Qld Environment Minister Steven Miles wants to review the program to make sure public safety is balanced with sustainability.”
What I want the review to look at is the criteria by which those decisions are made and whether that appropriately balances sustainability of the species with public safety,” he told ABC radio.”It could well be that a scientific survey will determine that that is an appropriate number or that it’s too high or too low. That’s the purpose of the review.”
Obviously a Greenie.
From the Australian government Dept of Environment
The total Australian population is currently estimated to be approximately 100 000, although some authors estimate the population is even higher; between 100 000 and 200 000 (Fukuda et al. 2007). The findings of a 10 year survey on the distribution and abundance of the Salt-water Crocodile in Queensland have been summarised by Read and colleagues (2004):
So far this year 4 crocodiles have been moved in the Cairns area. That’s 4 and they are moved, not euthanized, so they continue to contribute to the sustainability of their species.
Unlike the Greens.
THE Immigration Department is no longer processing any humanitarian visa applications from Ebola-affected countries, which include Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
The government is also cancelling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by people who haven’t yet departed these countries for Australia.
The Greens, of course, would rather we were all put in danger.
Greens immigration spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young says it is a miserly, selfish and cruel announcement.
“Banning refugees from fleeing west Africa is like shuttering up the windows while a house burns down,” Senator Hanson-Young said, calling for the decision to be reversed.
Shuttering up the windows could be better than setting the entire neighbourhood on fire.
THE Australian Workers Union has called for the aluminium industry to be exempted from the renewable energy target, a move that will increase pressure on Labor to negotiate a bipartisan deal with the Coalition on changes to the scheme.
AWU national secretary Scott McDine warned that the RET maintained in its current form would lead to thousands of jobs shifting overseas with no environmental gain.
The closure of smelters at Kurri Kurri in NSW, Point Henry in Victoria and Gove in the Northern Territory have been announced in the past two years.
But….we always knew that. Did they mention this fact to Rudd and Gillard as they beavered away at ridding Australia of its cheap power advantage at the Greens bequest.
No, not a peep as I recall.
The AWU don’t care about the environment, they just care about jobs. But before we get all warm and fuzzy about unions looking after the workers, we are really talking about jobs that translate into membership fees that represent power and money for the union bosses.
So with the aluminium industry in serious decline due partly to the ALP’s insane ‘save the environment’ policies that didn’t and wont save the environment, we are still stalling over what to do with the RET.
Rabid dog Palmer, leader of the PUP pack has no investment in aluminium so has nor reason to vote for reconsidering the RET policies.
He’s no help.
No change there.
Supporters of the RET say look at the figures. Electricity demand is down. Yes it is, but might I suggest that part of the reason for decrease is that people are getting stunned by their power bills and are switching off heating and bar fridges and stumbling around in the dark as they minimize lights.
The closure of three aluminium smelting plants has or will impact on that demand as well.
Mind you, aluminium smelting isn’t the only industry suffering from the ALP/Greens policies. All industry is as we chip away at that useful cheap power advantage.
UPDATE: Read Alan Moran’s piece at Catalaxy Files where he asks should we phase down or abolish?
The Australian Electoral Commission has today released its data on political donations for the last financial year, and they show that the Coalition far outstripped the Labor Party in the fundraising stakes.
Gee! I wonder why?
Naturally the ABC turn to a Green for comment;
……. this does turn people off the political process. I find when these large amounts of money are handed over by corporate Australia, the public often become very cynical; they don’t think that they have much influence, and a lot of people then become quite angry about this.
THE founder of travel website wotif.com donated a record $1.6 million to the Australian Greens election campaign.
It is the largest single political donation in Australian history.
The generous donation by Brisbane-based businessman Graeme Wood, who has an estimated wealth of $378.5m, formed the bulk of the Greens election campaign spending, according to an article in the Fairfax press.
Lee Rhiannon didn’t agree with the donation then which is obviously why the ABC called her for comment but the Greens themselves were ecstatic.
The Greens need to get their act together – it’s good or it’s no good. Either way if another corporation visits from another planet and thinks the Greens are worth donating money to, I doubt they’ll knock it back and Lee will again say how she disagrees with corporation donations.
SENATORS are demanding more answers from Immigration Minister Scott Morrison on asylum-seeker incidents amid expert advice on the power of the parliament to force the disclosure.
The chairwoman of the federal committee, Greens senator Penny Wright, said: “There is an expectation in the Australian public that the executive will be accountable . . . It is a really important democratic principle and there is a great concern in the community about the government’s lack of information about people arriving by boat.”
Yes Penny, the executive need to be accountable and as I understand it Abbott promised to slow down then stop the boats and he is doing exactly that.
I also understand that the Greens don’t want that to happen at all. They are on record as wanting open borders so Penny is really saying she just hates the way Abbott is protecting our borders. Seriously though, with all the noise across the media about the government’s handling of the situation and with or without expert advice on the parliament forcing disclosure, out in the public arena the majority of people are happy with how it is all turning out.
The boats are stopping and that is all the disclosure we need.
The Abbott government yesterday came under pressure to deliver on its anti-whaling rhetoric, after graphic footage of whaling was released by the Sea Shepherd group — with no sign of the promised customs air surveillance.
The only rhetoric I can see is in the sentence; “anti-whaling rhetoric”…”graphic footage”…”promised air surveillance”…etc leaves no doubt in the readers mind that the Government should drop every thing else and just concentrate on Sea Shepherd’s and/or Bob Brown’s perception of life.
The footage was released as part of Sea Shepherd’s annual fund raising resulting in the ABC taking their cue and running the piece as news. They got their favourite “go to” man, Bob Brown to push for more funds and gave him more air time and oxygen that the destructive bartard deserves.
Environment Minister Hunt, who like me doesn’t like whaling but hates Sea Shepherd tactics more, says he’ll send a customs plane to the area when the convoy of people going about their business, followed by the swarm of pirates, enter Australia’s area of responsibility.
I trust it gets good footage of Sea
Shepherd Pirates endangering vessels and crews at sea as they normally do. With a bit of luck we’ll get footage of one of the pirates being hosed into the sea or better still, a shot of the Pirate’s ship sinking after it rammed a Jap ship like last year.
The Coalition government had inherited 371 unassessed projects from the previous Labor government, with 22 dating back to 2008.
Environment Minister Hunt had made decisions on 125 projects in his first three months in office, including approving 29 major projects as part of their “Australia is open for business” statement.
With green tape rationalized and based on the fact that the economy and ecology can live side by side, the new governments actions will eventually help them bring the nation out it’s economic gloom.
Greens leader Christine Milne said Tony Abbott’s mantra of being “open for business” was just “code for dig it up, cut it down and ship it away”
She says that like it’s a bad thing.
I wonder where she thinks money comes from
Green Commo MP Rhiannon has been detained by the Sri Lankan authorites for visa infringements.
Ms Rhiannon has been in the country studying the Sri Lanka’s human rights record, and says she has seen evidence of extreme government repression.
What the hell is an Australian minor party politician doing in a foreign country calling them to order over anything – let alone their human rights record?
Get back you clown and see what you can do to help your electorate.
Failing that maybe Sri Lanka could be encouraged to keep her. It would certainly lift the standards of politicians in Australia.
UPDATE: Damn! She has been released.