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Axe The Tax – Climate Changers

Yes I am a believer in looking after our environment. I do believe in recycling and composting. I believe we should be using way less plastic etc etc. It is all about educating. Educating our kids and adults in some cases. Pick up your rubbish, don’t just throw your plastic bottles in the gutter, keep the beaches clean so we have cleaner waters for our fish life. Also etc etc. But as for those who hold up traffic tie themselves to trees and stop people getting to work, screaming about climate change like crazy people you need to calm down its embarrassing.  Keep in mind  those who advocate it fly in private planes, live in mansions that consume enormous amounts of power that is not produced by the wind or sun. Totally hypocritical who  also stands to make a lot of money out of pursuing this. Don’t go taxing Carbon Tax on those who are not responsible for harming the environment eg Australians, New Zealanders and yes Americans.  Carbon taxing is penalizing the innocent for countries like China, India, and parts of Europe who will never in a million years try to improve the pollution that they are creating. 

When I listen to this video and the letter from a journalist who works for the Courier Mail newspaper I though that their views were worth publishing. 

If you don’t agree with Climate change or you do,  just listen to this video and read this article. It may make you think about what the media is trying to brain wash you about.

 

This should be compulsory reading in every school, every Parliament and every home. 

 

Dissent is dying in ‘modern’ Australia

October 21, 2019 8:00pm

There are times when I feel like a stranger in my own country, the urge to scream in frustration all but overwhelming.

My problem is that I’m not a believer. I don’t believe in man-made climate change and shake my head in bemusement at the people who are presently running through the streets screaming “climate emergency.”

We now live in an age in which if something is said often enough by self-interested parties then it must be true. Anyone who attempts to voice a contrary view is howled down and branded a “denier.”

No one dares to be different. Such is the desperate need to be accepted and on-trend that we will happily go along with any point of view which will be favorably viewed by social media.

The intellectual laziness of the masses is as sad as it is tragic. We have become a nation of unthinking morons which unquestioningly accepts the views of self-anointed “experts”   without wondering if their shouted declarations that the end is nigh might just be driven by the urgent   need to justify their existence and get their hands on another research  grant.

To be a climate denier is to suffer  eternal damnation but it is perfectly fine to be a democracy denier as witnessed by the fact that there are large numbers of very noisy people who still can’t accept that Donald Trump is President of the United States and Scott Morrison   Prime Minister of Australia.

They weren’t supposed to win. How did this happen? Apparently the Russians rigged the US elections but how Morrison managed to end up in The Lodge remains a mystery. The man’s a Christian, for God’s sake, and doesn’t believe that the world is about to end. Go figure.

Nor do I believe that people who attempt to lie and cheat their way into the country should be allowed to settle here and struggle to understand why people like Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton is pilloried for doing what he is paid to do — protect our borders.

My  advice to those with bleeding heart tales who wish to live here? Get in the queue.

Admitting that you admire Dutton for his forthrightness is, of course, akin to confessing to devil worship and not something you would dream of doing in the company of strangers lest you be set upon and tarred and feathered.

I also have no time for the United Nations, a multi-billion dollar club which boasts among its members some of the great hypocrites and pontificators of our time and which seethes with corruption.

Australia Day is three months distant so the non-indigenous among us must ready ourselves to be branded as white supremacists celebrating a bloody invasion.

I don’t buy it. Instead of wasting energy moaning about historical wrongs, tackle the alcohol, drug and sexual abuse and poor parenting that   denies so many indigenous children a shot at a better life.

This is not a point of view that people publicly express because they know they will be denounced as being racists if they do so. So be it.

Christmas in also coming but don’t mention Jesus or the birth of Christ lest in so doing, you offend someone and that would never do.

I’ll  continue to live, then, in my own little offensive, racist, climate denier world but I’ve a feeling that I am not alone. Please feel free to    join me.

 

Mike O’Connor is a columnist for The Courier-Mail.

 

 

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Did You Know – 02/04/2019

 

1.  Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.”

The Native Americans planted corn, beans and squash together so that they would benefit each other. 

  • The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb.
  • The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that other plants can utilize
  • The squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds
  • The prickly squash leaves also keep away raccoons, which don’t like to step on them.

Source

2.  Qatar is the only country that begins with a Band Iraq is the only country that ends with a q.

 

3. The letter Q, W and X was illegal in Turkey for 85 years

Romanisation, it was argued, would help standardise Turkish spelling, improve literacy, and allow for cheaper and more convenient printing (the Arabic script required more than 400 pieces of type).

4. The biggest dam built by beavers is twice as long as the Hoover Dam. Speaking of Hoover Dam there is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a road across the US from Coast to Coast.

 

5. In 2007 210,000 Americans were injured b lawnmowers. The lawn mower is the most dangerous item in the garden and the second is the flower-pot. Who knew. Oh on the subject as I know it’s a piece of useless information but Edwin Beard Budding who invented the lawn  mower tested his invention at night so no one would think he was mad.  Budding’s mower was designed primarily to cut the grass on sports grounds and extensive gardens, as a superior alternative to the scythe, and was granted a British patent on August 31, 1830. Source

Now using a petrol driven Lawn mower for one hour produces as much air pollution  as a 100 mile car trip. Source

 

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Take The Challenge – Think Before You Drive

It is very easy for us to just hop into our car and pop down to the local store and get a couple of items. Not a thought about fuel, pollution, or cost in maintenance and wear and tear on the car. You may be saying to yourself – boring information, I don’t have the time to even think about it. Besides it’s too far and I am always in a hurry.

With a bit of thought, just maybe, we could have ridden a bike, even walked, or got someone else to pick it up because they were passing. We can make better choices about how we can get ourselves from A to B or how often we use our vehicles.

I think I am really sowing a seed. Because maybe next time you need something from the store you might get one of the kids to go get it or even walk there yourself. Not all of you will sit up and take notice but some of you might.

Here is a few suggestions from a website called http://1millionwomen.com.au/. This wesite was started by a group of women who are intent on making the world a better place for us all. You can sign up for this website and take up the challenge and get or give some informative information.

I personally think the Women of the World have a great power to make this world a more peaceful and beautiful place to live.

Anyway back to the subject of transport. Here are a few suggestions.

GO PUBLIC When I travel to Brisbane or I am in Sydney or I am in Houston, Texas, USA and I see bumper to bumper cars in the morning and the evening going to work, I give my head a shake and think “Why” would you do it to yourself. If there was a train or public transport why wouldn’t you take it. You can sit and relax, read, dream, talk to who ever you are sitting next to, or even find romance. Anything but be stuck in traffic every day. In some cases I know that because of the time you have to be at work it may not be possible but I can’t believe that with everyone I see on the road at least half of them could have taken public transport. If I am wrong let me know.

GROUNDED Air Travel causes a great deal of pollution and is probably the least ever mentioned by those who are supposed to be concerned about pollution. I dare to say that it should be more of a concern than cars.

Anyway, if possible, instead of traveling for business use the internet or telecommunications as much a possible. They have great web seminar opportunities now where you don’t even have to leave your office.

CABLE, NOT CAR With modern telecommunications such as internet and tele-conferenceing means we can cut out many work related car trips and flights. Video conferencing has added advantage of allowing us to see all important body language and facial expressions when speaking to colleagues all around the world.

It makes economic sense when you factor in the time and travel expense. The video chat can also be a great saving with Skype and iChat. You are able to talk to family anywhere in the world and a great way to say “Hello.”

ECONOMY DRIVE Taking care of your car and keeping up with the maintanance of your vehicle. Drive at a steady pace to cut your fuel usage. If you improve your vehicle efficiency by 10% you save 300 kilograms or more of CO2 pollution each year.

FOOTLOOSE. Ride your bike as much as possible. Walk as much as possible. Walk the children to school and to the shops if possible. Walk to the gym.

All of these suggestions not only helps with your fitness it helps with your expenses as well. It gives you time to look around and enjoy the scenery, enjoy the fresh air and is good for the soul.

Because if you don’t do different nothing will change

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