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White elephant F35 fighter jet may never defend Australia


Australia took delivery of two F-35A Lightning II Block 2B aircraft amid much fanfare at the Avalon air show in Victoria earlier this year. Several more are in the late stages of construction, due for delivery next year.

These are almost exactly the same in their specifications to the 108 F-35A Block 2Bs delivered so far to the United States Air Force.

But a controversial development and delivery contract process – known as concurrency – has produced an aircraft with software and components that were never fully tested.

The argument was computer simulation could streamline the whole process, eliminating risk, reducing cost and speeding up delivery.

It didn’t.

The hapless F35 may never go to war for Australia, inspite of warnings from aeronautical engineers, the military and the Lockheed company, Australia continued with the purchase.

Now two senior US Pentagon officials responsible for the F-35 program have admitted they are seriously considering abandoning vital upgrades of those aircraft already delivered.

And Australia has at least two Block 2B F-35s that will likely require many millions being sunk into reconstruction and upgrade before they are fully capable of fighting on the front line.

 

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Gay Greens and GetUp to call the gay marriage shots

from Larry Pickering, the last surviving iconic commentator, journalist and cartoonist 

It’s got me stuffed. Australians hardly ever pass changes in the law by ballot. They have on only 8 of 44 occasions, and although this survey is not a referendum, or even a plebiscite, the “survey” if successful, will lead to fully gazetted legislation. So why are 70 per cent of citizens going to vote yes? But is it really 70 per cent? Or is it really about the question the pollster asked?

More likely it is the question, a highly biased question designed to evoke only a “YES” answer: “Do you agree with marriage equality?”

That question will almost always get a “yes”, and the GGGGLL will ride a wave of confidence all the way to where they want it to finish… and where they want it to finish they dare not tell you.

I read the question on the survey paper and it asks if you want the Marriage Act changed to accommodate gay marriage. That is not what will happen if a “yes” vote gets up. 

In fact the Marriage Act will be abolished completely and a new gender neutral Act will be drafted by the Gay Greens in the Senate, an Act that will please only the wind chime and bong manufacturers in the inner suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne, Byron Bay and South Australia all over.

Ex PM Howard is right when he says that we need to see the legislation first, http://pickeringpost.com/story/okay-mal-just-show-us-the-bloody-bill-/7542 but people are voting already and what’s to say the Gay Green Senate won’t make amendments we will never know about until they become law? 

They will get no resistance from Turnbull as he wants the whole gay crap off the table and forgotten about. And so do we. We have energy prices and the Zika Kid to entertain us… we are sick and tired of listening to moaning gay people and Sky and ABC interviewers agreeing with them.

On another part of the survey sheet I read, “If you make a mistake just ask us to send you another form”. On another part is says the survey is 100 per cent anonymous, no names no addresses, no worries.

What a perfect set up for the devious and well-organised GetUp mob to easily skew the result. They will already have a dozen schemes in place.

The survey sheet is of such poor quality that any Asian printer could run off an undetectable few million. Any number of union-committed postmen could take every letter home or deliver them to GetUp’s hard-working gnomes who distance themselves from Shorten and Wong.

This postal survey seems almost designed to be scammed.

And the cherry on the top is when the Government makes temporary laws (that will of course stay in place) where opponents of this scam can be fined $12,500 with an adjudicator by the name of George Brandis at the helm. He alone will decide if you are guilty of offending the “YES” brigade.

What more do you need to vote “NO”?

Typical member of GetUp, but does not resemble George Soros, GetUp’s financial supporter

Or maybe you believe GetUp is an honest political pressure group? Or Maybe North Korea is a pacifist group? Or banks don’t steal your money?

Maybe you really want these hairy arm-pitted, bare-titted sheilas and bare-arsed loony-tune, radical, pillow biters writing your marriage vows for you. If so, then vote “YES”.

But I don’t believe a “YES” vote will survive. If it does, we are not true-blue Australians. Because true-blue Aussies would never vote yes to something as full of holes and as deviously scammable as this. 

A “YES” result could never be relied upon as even remotely accurate.

It’s more likely to be a “NO” result that CAN be relied upon because real Australians would never align themselves with a decadent, illegal mob like the Labor Green’s GetUp.

We are better than that,

…I think.

 

Culleton brings criminal charges against Brandis

The Federal Government and Opposition continue to fall apart driven by corruption scandals, citizenship disqualification and a judiciary acting as the arm of dishonest political parties.

Former One Nation WA senator Rod Culleton has borne the brunt of a corrupt and unaccountable judiciary marching to the orders of Liberal Attorney General George Brandis.

This time justice might catch up to the errant Brandis after he was served with a summons to face the Magistrates Court on a criminal conspiracy charge.

Attorney General George Brandis faces disqualification from two fronts. One is a criminal charge against him and two is an entitlement to German citizenship.

Culleton has charged the beleaguered Attorney General with conspiracy allegedly over his part in giving the senate false information to have the High Court disqualify Culleton over his bankruptcy which he says was an intentionally incorrect finding of a Federal Court judge.

Culleton launched the private prosecution after a meeting with the Chief Magistrate in Canberra.

Meanwhile the Director of Public Prosecutions is attempting to take over the case and shut it down, no doubt on orders from the accused Attorney General.

Culleton says the DPP is a public servant, “not a duly elected public officer.”

“The Director has no right or qualifications to take over my case. They are not a judge or jury,” he claimed.

“I was tossed out of the senate because my first question to Senator Brandis pointed out the High Court and all other courts had been functioning unlawfully since 2004 when the courts removed the Crown(Queen) from all process.” (Cairns News Nov 22, 2016)

Disqualification of sitting politicians under Section 44 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia, should also apply to lawyers or barristers who sit in Parliament.

“The Parliament is in conflict with the Constitution by having lawyers as politicians,” Mr Culleton explained.

“These members are officers of the court and being a politician they receive a reward under the Crown and as such should be disqualified under Section 44 too.”

A constitutional analyst has pointed out to Cairns News that George Brandis’ parents were both born in Germany, entitling him to German citizenship.

“”This would bar him from sitting,” the analyst said.

 

 

Trad plans to lock up Cape York Peninsula if the ALP wins election

Green preferences are driving the Labor Government’s proposed draconian environmental policies as a trade-off for the Adani coal mine approval.

A source close to the ALP is warning Wild Rivers “on steroids” rebadged as ‘Pristine Rivers’ will be put back on the table along with revamped, tough vegetation management laws should the ALP win the upcoming election.

The source said revisiting Wild Rivers and vegetation management laws are on the agenda for the upcoming State ALP conference to be held in Townsville at the Convention Centre on July 28 and 29.

Spot the clowns: Miles and Trad want to lock up Cape York in exchange for allowing Adani mine to go ahead

A World Heritage listing over the Laura sandstone escarpment country, mooted by the State Government, also looms large for the people of the Peninsula.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad is moving to pacify the Greens’ hostility over approvals to allow Australia’s largest coal mine in Central Queensland to go ahead.

Trad and her colleague, Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Stephen Miles, have not yet taken into consideration the strident opposition of Cape York Peninsula communities, the Cape York Land Council and pastoralists alike, some of whom claim they will campaign against the party at the State election expected on November 4 this year.

Pastoralists and some communities believe a World Heritage nomination by the State Government will be the precursor for listing the entire Peninsula, in effect the beginning of the end for the economic prosperity of Aboriginal communities sitting on vast tracts of grazing property.

Cape York land Council chairman Richie Ah Mat has come out swinging against Trad and Miles secret plans to reintroduce Wild Rivers on steroids

In a recent radio interview, Chairman of the CYLC, Richie AhMat castigated the proposed new versions of Wild Rivers and vegetation laws as well as the existing environmental overlays on most Aboriginal freehold and Deed of Grant in Trust land(DOGIT) covering nearly one half of the land area of the Peninsula.

Referring to the Wild Rivers legislation, Mr AhMat asked how the government expected Aboriginal people to start up businesses and to be economically viable “when these land restrictions appear out of nowhere?”

“You can’t talk about economic development on one hand and you can’t talk about indigenous employment on the other, and you can’t talk about Northern Australia on both hands.”

In reply to a question about the as yet undisclosed ‘Pristine Rivers’ policy Mr AhMat alluded to funding that had been allocated in the past two state budgets purportedly for consultation with traditional owners.

He said he was worried about all the rivers in Cape York which could be affected by a lock up policy.

“All of our rivers in Cape York are fresh water rivers, water is a huge commodity now and nobody in their wildest dreams 10 years or fifteen years ago expected them to buy a bottle of fresh water,” Mr Ah Mat said.

“To buy a bottle of fresh water is more than a litre of fuel.

“Why does the government want to lock up Cape York, because they have a 20 to 30 year plan but they aren’t talking to anybody, it’s all secretive because we are out of sight and out of mind.

“We fought long and hard against the wild rivers, long and hard and we were untied as one on Cape York.

“This Pristine Rivers believe me there are rumblings about it in 1 William Street (Executive Building) now.

“This legislation over land is going to block everything.”

Gordon Rasmussen, Katters Australian Party candidate for the Cook electorate, which takes in all of Cape York, agreed with Mr Ah Mat.

“It looks like Northern Development is just a talk fest because what Mr Ah Mat says about locking up all the rivers and land on Cape York makes a mockery of the $5 billion federal fund for northern land development,” Mr Rasmussen pointed out.

“How does the federal government expect to achieve anything in an area like the Peninsula to help economic development for struggling communities when the State Government has divided up most of the Aboriginal land into nature reserves, national parks and heritage areas?

“If the Labor Party gets back into government we are all in for a very rough trot.”

The film ‘Vaxxed’ is vexing the Australian Medial Association

Vaxxed will be shown in Brisbane on Monday night July 24, 2017

Predictably the AMA and the silly bimbo, Labor Minister Kate Jones are frothing at the mouth about the controversial anti-vaccination documentary, ‘Vaxxed’.

It will be screening across Australian in the coming weeks. If you want to protect your children from dirty, autism-causing vaccines, then you should go to this show.

Screening in Brisbane is on Monday night. To buy tickets and view screening locations see – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/the-australian-vaccination-skeptics-network-inc-avn-12242107056

Interviews for parents of children who were affected by vaccines simply email – auspress@vaxxedthemovie.com

There will be a Q&A following this documentary. So it will be a night of importance for everyone’s health and wellbeing for their future and the future of their children.

The nation is teetering on a powder keg of mistrust and discontent

From where does Keenan get authority to call in firearms?

The Federal Government is terrified of internal security assessments warning the nation is teetering on a powder keg of mistrust and discontent over Muslim immigrants and mendacious politicians implementing policies in unison with the largely despised United Nations.

Domestic intelligence has warned the now unraveling corporate system of government, surreptitiously introduced first by Whitlam and continued by successive governments could dissolve from civil unrest into civil war.

Federal Justice Minister, Michael Keenan, a Liberal, wants to deprive law abiding gun owners of unregistered firearms

Any casual observer of social media would discover that all governments are held in contempt by a majority of Australians.

The Federal Cabinet is desperate to disarm law-abiding citizens who hold unregistered firearms for many reasons. The main theme found throughout social media and alternative news sites is a distrust of government and more expected violence by Islamists which have infiltrated communities throughout Australia.

As depicted in the lauded 1984 film of doomsday preppers, ‘Red Dawn’ starring Patrick Swazye, when the Russians and Cubans invade rural American towns, their first ploy is to round up and incarcerate gun owners, found from searching firearms registration records.

One reader, a member of the firearms industry, has told Cairns News an estimated one million or  more unregistered firearms are held nationwide by the public,  which is in fear of losing easily traceable registered firearms when the ‘shit hits the fan.’

Chinese SKK semi-auto 7.62x39mm carbine. Industry sources claim nearly one million were imported but reportedly only 4000 were handed in to be crushed in 1996. There are few reports of these carbines being used in crime

Between the seventies and early nineties the industry estimates more than one million Chinese semi-auto SKK and SKS combat carbines were imported. At the 1996 amnesty, only a reported 4000 of these military styled weapons were handed in for crushing. One does not have to be an Einstein to work out the fate of the remaining 996,000, he said.

“The police and military will seize all registered firearms from licensed gun owners across the nation when the trouble starts, leaving the public completely at the mercy of the government,” the industry member said.

“This is why people will hide them, especially ex-military members seeing what happens to a disarmed population when the invaders have all the guns.

“If the government thinks normal people will hand in their guns they are dreaming.”

Another report from a NSW investigator, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that in NSW during the 1996 amnesty, a pistol club and several rifle ranges reported that people of Muslim or similar ethnic appearance toured gun clubs buying whatever firearms they could get their hands on, rather than shooters handing them in for destruction.

Homes of licensed gun owners in NSW were accurately targeted by thieves stealing dozens of pistols and rifles several years ago. Gun club members said many homes in close-together suburbs were raided by thieves who stole their locked up guns. The clubs complained that the NSW firearms registry records had been hacked or deliberately given to thieves. No action was ever taken by authorities.

The Liberal/ALP/Greens Party disarmament

While terrorists continue to kill Australians on home soil, the gun-hating Liberal Party wants to completely disarm 25 million responsible citizens by crushing their firearms and leaving them at the mercy of those who have guns. The criminal element in the ethnic ghettos of Sydney and Melbourne will never voluntarily hand in their firearms.

The 1996 gun buy back saw 660,959 firearms handed in for destruction. Not all were crushed. The government is “dreaming” if it thinks it will get a similar result in the 2017 proposed amnesty, says an industry source

Those who will keep guns include police and the military. Today a lot of law-abiding citizens actually fear the government which wants to leave us defenceless against the estimated 120,000 Islamic ‘refugees’ who entered the country by air during the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd regime.

It has been acknowledged by security agencies, with the exception of the head of ASIO, that a large number of single males who entered Australia posing as refugees, were between the ages of 16 and35,  just the right age to qualify for military service.

Many of these immigrants have had military training in the countries from which they claimed to have fled. Right amongst us now exists a potential fifth column of fighters. Stashes of firearms have already been found in Australian mosques, no doubt many more exist.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan should be targeting firearms held by ethnic groups and actually allowing responsible citizens to carry arms for their self-protection. But Section 18c of the Anti-discrimination Act won’t allow the government to target criminal gangs by ethnicity. Interestingly Keenan was one of the ‘wet’ Liberals who did not support amending this offensive section.

High profile politicians such as Senator David Leyonhjelm and Bob Katter have demanded law abiding citizens be able to carry firearms for their self-defence.

Instead the arm draggers of the LNP/ALP/Greens nexus want to leave us defenceless against Muslim infiltrators and other armed criminals who will never give up their guns.

Crime in Victoria this year increased 10.2 per cent and a spate of home invasions and car-jackings has left police extremely worried.

Public concerns have also been raised about gangs of migrant(Muslim) teens, with reports some parents are sending their teenage children back to countries like Sudan to break the spiral of offending.

Victoria Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane told reporters on Wednesday teenagers from a range of backgrounds were committing home invasions and car-jackings.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane describes the ethnic crime wave as the ‘United Nations.’ Fearful home owners are buying bats for protection from home invasion

“It’s the United Nations — we’re seeing a cross group of offenders who are stealing cars in that way,” he said.

It is believed people in areas suffering from violence and crime are buying bats to arm themselves.

Mr Leane told 3AW they weren’t using the words home invasion or carjacking two years ago and the community had a right to be concerned.

“I understand the nature of fear in our community and for many it’s real for those who have been victimised by those offenders who have come into their house, probably the first time they’ve ever had to call the police,” he said.

“The issue around whether you think a baseball bat and your expertise will defend you in those circumstances, I’m not sure even I could defend myself against a gang that wanted to break into my house.”

As crime statistics reveal, potentially armed citizens are a threat to any criminal or terrorist.

The dumbed-down Liberals and the ALP with their equally irresponsible bureaucracy have some esoteric belief the police will save the public from being shot by a terrorist or a home invader. The families of those killed at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney would disagree.

The Lindt saga would not have got off the ground if just one patron had a legal .22 pistol in their handbag or pocket.

Why doesn’t Mr Keenan look at the avalanche of evidence that has surfaced since the Port Arthur training exercise revealing some of the alleged victims did not exist, or the numerous other anomalies proving Martin Bryant was not present at Port Arthur when the shooting took place at the Broad Arrow Café.

Mr Keenan should ask his colleague, the Liberal President of the senate and former Tasmania police officer, Stephen Parry for confirmation of these facts. Mr Parry was smack in the middle of the Port Arthur training exercise and has subsequently admitted as much in a speech to the Undertakers and Embalmers Association.

In 2016 Parry was outed by Austrian author and forensic investigator, Dr Keith Noble, for his part in the official training exercise cum massacre cover-up.

The Islamists and the crooks know we can’t fight back, unlike our American cousins, who repel fire with fire. Now Australia has assumed the official status of the 51st State of the United States, every responsible citizen should have the option of concealed carry.

Knives now are the preferred weapon in homicides. Minister Keenan soon will have the nation eating with chopsticks

It has been announced that the homicide rate has substantially fallen in Australia and the weapon used by criminals in 37 per cent of cases is a knife.

If Minister Keenan has his way, soon you will be eating your food with chopsticks.

Government announces massive facial recognition ID scheme immediately after Brighton shooting scam

The Federal Government will soon finalise the complete and ultimate facial recognition records for all Australian citizens.

And Pauline Hanson wants a national ID Card?

A national data base of passport, driver, gun owner and high risk equipment operator licence photos will be kept for access by just whom remains unknown.

Big brother is watching your every move

Federal and State police, immigration officers and Border Force will have access, but it seems more clandestine bodies will get their hands on your complete identity.

ASIO, ASIS and reciprocal overseas spy agencies will also have access to all of your personal data.

It should be noted that Australia has arrangements with some rather dubious nations for exchanging the personal information of all our citizens.

CCTV footage as depicted in US television shows such as NCIS Los Angeles will end up in captured data as supposedly trained facial recognition experts scan your face while you browse the shopping mall, fuel your car at the service station or sit on a park bench.

Highly sophisticated infa-red cameras in police cars record your every move online

Queensland Traffic Police and their contractors have had this technology for three years, photographing you in your car every time you pass a highway patrol vehicle or stationary camera car, storing your image and that of passengers, vehicle description, direction, time and date of travel.

The police cars have infa-red ability and can photograph the driver and all passengers in the car as you pass. By then your number plate will have been read by the on-board computer and sent online to the huge data bank in Roma Street Police HQ and another massive data bank held by the Main Roads Department.

Every occupant of your car can be photographed by patrol cars and recorded online with the Face Identification Service

Soon after the facial images of the car occupants will be sent to the national Face Identification Service.

Nearly 80 per cent of people over 16 hold a drivers licence and 55 per cent have a passport. More than 600,000 citizens have a photographic gun licence in Queensland.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan told News Corp that passport photos would be accessed in the coming months and drivers licences would be tapped into after ongoing discussions with the states were finalised.

The Face Identification Service will match a photo of an unknown person against multiple government records to help establish their identity.

“These biometric services will change the face of crime fighting in Australia,” Mr Keenan, a Liberal, said.

The final piece of the identity jigsaw is about to come into place. Tasmania MP Andrew Wilkie has warned Australia will become the police state, test case for the final solution.

The advice of Sydney security expert Mike Petersen: Do not vote at any election. If everybody does this the government will fail and the people can lawfully take control, elect their own representatives and return to Constitutional rule.

Qld Govt at war with itself over $7m cattle property purchase

More jaundiced reporting from the ABC about Springvale Station west of Cooktown that the Queensland Environment Department bought for $7 million to prevent sediment runoff into the ocean.

The only problem is that bogus data was used to base the purchase, when in fact the Government’s own previously published scientific data clearly showed Springvale Station was responsible for less than one per cent runoff into Princess Charlotte Bay.

See story Cairns News: ‘Lakefield National Park contributes more reef runoff than all combined cattle properties in the catchment’

from ABC

In what could be a storyline from the satirical TV series Yes Minister, the Queensland Government has gone to war with itself.

Key points:

  • The Mines Department is considering an application to mine a river on state-owned land for gold and tin
  • The Environment Department bought the land in a bid to halt sediment reaching the reef
  • The two departments are in a legal fight in the Land Court

The ABC has learned one Queensland Government department has lodged a legal objection to another department over a plan to mine a river on state-owned land.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is taking on the Department of Natural Resources and Mines in a stoush in the Land Court over Springvale Station on Cape York.

The Queensland Government bought the massive cattle station for $7 million last year.

The idea was to stop, or at least reduce, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment from the property washing from the West Normanby River into the Great Barrier Reef.

But it seems — in the best traditions of Yes Minister — the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing.

At the same time the Environment Department was buying the property to prevent damaging sediment flowing down the river, the Natural Resources Department was considering an application to mine the river at Springvale Station for gold and tin ore.

Now the case is before the Queensland Land Court.

In its objection, the Environment Department argues “the public right and interest will be prejudiced by the proposed mining activity as it will directly and negatively impact the biodiversity values for which the property was acquired”.

It says research suggests that “Springvale Station is the source of approximately 460,000 tonnes of sediment runoff every year, which is around 40 per cent of all gully erosion-derived sediment in the Normanby River catchment”.

The West Normanby River joins the eastern branch of the river before draining into Princess Charlotte Bay and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

“The proposed mining activity will likely further destabilise the alluvial and colluvial soils of the West Normanby River and increase soil erosion and sediment loss,” the Environment Department said in its objection.

“… The long-term economic benefits of enhancing environmental outcomes through this acquisition will far exceed the economic and employment benefits of this small mining operation.”

The department also warns sedimentation blocks light for coral, smothers marine organisms and reduces coral and seagrass growth.

It states the northern section of the reef has been significantly affected by coral bleaching, with “high levels of coral mortality”.

“For those corals to have the best chance of recovery, the water quality needs to be as good as possible,” the Environment Department wrote.

Endangered plants, animals on land: Environment Department

The State Government has already begun removing cattle from Springvale Station in a bid to reduce sediment run-off.

The Environment Department said it would invest a substantial amount of public money for conservation work on the property to further reduce run-off, with the price tag set at $30,000 a hectare.

The department also said the property was home to endangered or vulnerable flora and fauna species, including the northern quoll, red goshawk, brown antelope orchid and spectacled flying fox.

In a statement to the ABC, the Environment Department said it was the Government’s “intention that Springvale Station be declared a nature refuge”.

But it said such a declaration would “not necessarily preclude the commencement of activities proposed under the mining lease application”.

A spokesman for the Land Court said the objection to the proposed mine would be heard in August.

Australia already a republic says a reader

Letter to the Editor

On Monday May 22nd at Cairns Magistrates Court, the most important event since Federation will take place. Retired police officer Mr. David Walter will present his defense against an attempt to jail him from matters following on from a Court bankrupting him for refusal to pay moneys not owed by him to shires for rates in which he owns no land and costs awarded against him in a matter he was a non party to.

He has summonsed to the Court the following people. The Queensland Premier, Governor and Police commissioner. Mr. Malcolm Turnbull and the Governor General Peter Cosgrove. They are called as witnesses for the defense and as no one is above the law in Australia they must appear.

This culminates a 12 year campaign by Mr. Walter to see justice done for a number of his friends who had their property stolen by persons proported to have the lawful authority of the state of Queensland.

Mr Walter took this fight to State Courts, the Federal Court, the High Court and finally to the Privy Council and the International Criminal Court.

His case simply argues that the people have a contract with our Sovereign through the Constitution of 1901 through which she holds our rights, and secures title to property in a contract with we the people in Common Law.

We have no such lawful agreement with the Members of political parties, calling themselves Governments “of Australia, not of the Commonwealth” and registered in the USA. as Private Corporations and political subdivisions of the American Government. They never paid the Crown for her lands nor paid the people for their titles, they just simply stole them. They removed our titles from the Crown and placed them in their private Corporations registered in Washington D.C. where they have borrowed against these stolen assets.

From Whitlam until now, no so called law has had Royal Asset. We the people were never asked at referenda to give consent to any of their actions. They have contracts only with members of other political parties not we the people. The best word to describe their actions since Whitlam is treason.

No lawful contract exists between the people and these private corporations calling themselves “Australian Governments”, registered in the USA and using a currency deemed by the High Court in 1988 to be not lawfully “of the Commonwealth of Australia” to pay Governors, Judges and police to tax, fine, regulate, license and imprison Subjects of the Crown.

Even Peter Beattie in his Annotated Constitution of 2001 declared that he couldn’t remove the previous Constitution or remove the Common Law rights of the people and “that to do so, without a referenda of the people it would be dangerous to do so”. Yet these private corporations calling themselves Governments have done exactly that. Come and see it all fall.

John Keeler

Brisbane

Demonising the building blocks of life – carbon dioxide

Letter to the editor

by Viv Forbes

There was a time when true environmentalists strove to protect wild things. Now the green shirts have become enemies of the environment by pushing green energy and demonising the building blocks of life – carbon and carbon dioxide.

Wind turbines and their cobweb of connecting roads and transmission lines have destroyed native trees and grasses, scarred and uglified wild hilltops, and littered continental shelves with naval and aerial obstacles. They create wind and rain shadows and decimate resident and migratory birds and bats.


Industrial-scale solar is no better, stealing sunlight from every plant that tries to live in the shadow of the panels. Solar-thermal arrays have the additional trick of roasting any birds, bats and insects which fly through their focussed rays of heat.


These green energy toys produce piddling amounts of unreliable weather-dependent energy at great economic and environmental cost.


Greens also promoted diesel to replace cleaner petrol in vehicles. Thank them for more urban pollution.


Their promotion of ethanol and bio-diesel has caused the widespread conversion of cropland and clearing of natural vegetation and forests to grow industrial crops like corn and palm oil. This has also reduced food supplies, increased food prices and forced some poor people to poach in parklands.


And the stupid promotion of burning wood for power and home heating has taken some cities back sixty-five years to the era of London smogs. Forests are again being cleared and wood smoke is again choking urban communities.


None of these expensive and destructive activities will have any measurable or beneficial effect on global temperature.


What is the real agenda?

 

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