Tuesday, November 19, 2019

We have enough catastrophes around here to not get distracted by yours

John  So glad we have finally got some alternative to listen to besides our ABC on real news  SKYNEWS

Geoff 
 Yes the ABC They  worry about everything and know nothing

George
Worse,  they spend their weeks doing fact checks on their favorite theories. How can they be telling OUR stories  when they keep reproducing their own ,



Fred 
Did you hear the report that 75% of fires are deliberate

 George
   No but you can often tell they are , because of where they start  , The ABC  never talk about that on The ABC , Imagine them asking a question they don't already know the answer to.


Geoff 
  Can't say I listen much anymore to ABC news.
Skynews is a great relief ; They  haven''t got the same resources to be nice,  but at least they don't insult us by implying we are all laggards.
 John Well Richard 111 was nice , subtle sly and bloody ,   But to give him his due ---he really knew things
And he was smart enough to dismiss the sentimental -- as Orwell eventually did too Hurray !
Geoff And ABC thinking our mayors represent wisdom . Dear old Auntie have no idea . The wisdom present in out regional governance agencies is like the cities -a terrible tragedy of ignorance and arrogance.

Retired Conservation officer . Yes none of us would have ever expected the blatant ignorance of regenerative ecology to last so long, let alone become entrenched in the dumbing down of government. Timber is just one resource they have stuffed up. How much did Lisa Neville's use of our $10 go to filling up our reservoirs? How far has our $150 fire levy gone in decreasing damage and discouraging high risk takers?
Wise use of our resources now comes last to appeasing the false guilt of consumers.and covering up the dumb decisions. Instead of wisdom we get waste and the misdirected empty headed arrogance of wannabes
The great jobs your children might have had making sure truly scientific safe sustainable decisions were made each week ( in the sensitive, but resilient world) , are now lost to big nobs playing horrendously expensive games with helicopters.

They all laugh ........ for a moment

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Yes we have a serious drought -

But its not where you think it is -- the worst of it is in Canberra. They aren't prepared for anything .


Its been three years since I last posted. Been mighty dry out here in New South Wales for the last two years . I am not worried by the dry really .
What I  hate is
  1. For all the taxes spent, there is no protection --only knee jerk firefighting 
  2. For all the politicking,  the parties know nothing .They are NOT eco experts but they pretend to be .With itching ears,  the incumbents  employ only people who agree with them. If the ABCTV had done its job in One2 One interviews ( instead of going 4 popular and known ) it would have discovered there are a large number of nobodies ( former Public servants for eg  )out there who know stuff and would have directed the debate away from the kindergarten and burnt offerins.  eg Water prices in the MD approaching $1000 a Ml .and the MD in tatters
    --Fancy the Libs thinking market policies for water were the way to manage a community resource . Rich will pay , therefore rich should get
    --Fancy Green labor not asking what an environmental flow is
    ( ie one that has a productive effect that is known might be a start )
  3. All the patronizing and shallow talk of what WE need . No need to feel sorry for us.We have chosen to live here, and it takes a lot of skill to look after ourselves, the plant growth , the soils, let alone the animals . We have sold off and culled a lot of stock and if you see one of us without any hay in the shed, yes we are running close to empty.
    True Conservationists learn to do that you know. My long term neighbours are used to drought and we don't need dumb and smart arse comments.We sure as hell don't need the stupid city sentimentality your lot can pour on us sometimes. 
  4. How City sentimentality can drive us into depression , For all their education, the  Smart A  progressives don't get that not listening to a person is a key to " no talk .
     I mean there has never been a more shallow campaign than the caring that ends with one question. " RU  OK " If you have ever worked with depressed people you would know they won't tell you much until you HANG AROUND . There is a known ( to those who really care ) set of phenomenon here . 1. "Talk" is a good sign- keep talking
    2. "No talk" is a bad  sign . so serious that just a few words will go nowhere -its often too late and plain dangerous to be trite . Oh yeah -you will get conversation and niceness and  all that but if you are really in "no talk" mode you have SEEN how crap is most conversation ( when you have a problem) and you hate it . The very trite T shirt on Todd Sampson is enough to make you spew up.  
  5. The waste produced by incompetence in conservation   We out here all know the MD study needs major review .  But we won't call for a review because of the way WE KNOW Canberra works - Canberra could just waste another 18 billion--- Canberra MUST change the way it does things 
    The Murray Darling Plan  was one of those post Christian ideas where the good doesn't come from the truth and fair play,  but comes from everybody giving everybody what they want ---even if its just a bit;  the quiet ones miss out on what they need ;
    The latest piddling into the Barham forest is a clear example . A really deep flood with ( silty ) bed load is best ; saving up the dams to piddle when a dry period is nearing its end,  makes no long term sense - for the red gums, the forest or the farmers . 
  6. Help us to help ourselves , Help us to buy the right machinery barns and sheds so we can store the surplus when it comes . Thistles make great silage 
  7. If we have to live with councils  and departments make sure they know what they are talking about esp on environement - no flyin and outs . CUT RED TAPE what experience does HO have really ????
    The fact that it took till last year to get a reasonable way of culling the starving wildlife in NSW is a disgrace . Before that, I had to drive for hours into town for a permit to kill only a few. Noone knows why anyone still tries to farm in Victoria with the Spring street edicts on everything beyond what they know nothing about.   (Read GKC  on Shaw and his contempt for the Sentimentalists )
  8. Do something useful if you work around Canberra or the Capitals .
    You wouldn't accept fly in fly out  with doctors , why us ? Give apprenticeships to country kids to study the environment and DO IT NOW!
  9. FOR  Media . Cut any media hype about OUR poor care of animals - If we do it badly its our lookout ,  just as it is yours in the city and those hobby farmers who own but don't husband .


    Canberra is living a dreamworld and this must stop  . When token efforts at conservation ( like the MD) SATISFY the wide range of conservation  zealots - left and right , the people and the protesters ( good on em)  should know to use the word TOKEN in relation to their plans .

    If the West keeps going EAST it will fall into a hole- it is already in one . " Frayed " ABCTV
    When  the concept of eco and household is "where the children are in charge" -this is - anything but a functioning ecosystem - its the city that has the problem .


    There is a serious drought

     A drought of deep thinking and a place where we are just nice and agreeable on the surface s about what " the other bloke needs " 

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Why no genuine farmer would ever vote for the GREENS

Last night at the Candidates meeting I saw exactly why no true farmer would ever vote for THE GREENS    Tell you why at the end

A bit of history
The age of the advisory agent   Characteristics-   Respect +need for understanding 

Like most blokes from the bush,  we've  listened and listened to conservationists talking to us , Some of them have enough education to know  a few things - about small things we have overlooked as owners in the bush around  us - really helpful ,Family members we need to know about
Yes , we  are more than listening,  we are and were still very interested in real conservation expertise .
Yes , we are more than  interested , we are committed  we didn't clear it all generally .
We mostly have our bitta bush ( 20%  of our old place ) , native grassland or wetland on the place and we are interested in managing it better ,
It costs us to look after it,  but we don't care - our habitat is a habitat for the neighbours as well, We learn to share things out here. Its about family Biodiversity  where each works in diiferent places  to achieve all sorts of ends .We are usually grateful for a fence to fence off something if we haven't one already,  Infact it used to be fun  to talk and learn about these things together , sharing .


The age of the biblebashers       Characteristics-   distrust  +need for control 
Greenlabor  suspicions / perceptions of carelessness in Industry lead them to try and regulate. They are so incompetent with legislative tools YET their very dumb retention clauses and administrative approach to community development  and decisionmaking are still with us .
Bad legislation can and does cause disease and death. Its a pox on both houses that they have not the courage to deal with it.
. There is now a lot of righteous anger out here ( the legislation and the effect it has on biodiversity management is all wrong) . Planners can get killed.  There is nothing more dangerous for a persons mental health than not being understood:  to be treated as if you don't knowplus  don't care plus don;t understand  ( when its the other person's problem - the one that wrote the book-the utopia employee

The  anger too is against those who write the books the kids have to read out to us - lists ,numbers and legal process . Being told what to do with your own land.   No longer about negotiating but legislating . Its no longer t about listening  but just telling you what you need to know
The reason why this evil has come upon us is so complex that I have tried to deal with it elsewhere

Like a typical Biblebasher they hold you up ( and the whole Senate ) , using a  whole lot of jargon words and talk a lot about denial ( your need to deny yourself) ;In the end even though the rhetoric is about big picture the focus in on one thing  salvation . Saving the world The church of Salvation by not breathing .Why don't they buy the land if they want to manage it

The age of taxing us to death 

In her ignorance,  this young priest  happily tells us that  THE GREENS are  going to give over 1 billion dollars to restore the mental health of regional people '   Richard Di Natalie announced it today

She's got no idea that if she sat down and shutted up,  the problem of mental illness in the audience would be solved right way .  Lateral thinking and high cost benefit is what we do out here.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Those wattles in Queenland

RE Qld Labor want more rules about Treeclearing

As a rangeland ecologist,  I have a few ideas about how better to use them.  I am not going to say here . U have to ask me because I don't trust wannabes

The ignorant forget that trees do rot and get eaten by ants .The Greens and some greens in their ignorance believe in more CO2
 By trying to preserve them, they forget the season for growth and the season for decomposition .

The Greens live in a world where there is no death
- what an unsustainable utopia  when  we too love and enjoy the life of trees ants and fuel use.
Our children are mistaken to follow this badge , even though the causes they talk about have merit , Better to study those issue properly and challenge the culture more deeply . The greatest evil is done in the name of the best intention

More on the tragic unnecessary death of Mr Turnbull here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hey . You want to help us ? Don't worry -- just listen more closely

The sky is always falling in the city. Not out here . We have enough worries without all that sort of crap.
The USA and AUS  Now have one the richest self made men tell us why we aren't rich .We don't need their crap either and wonder why you -- the supposedly clever ones, seem to think they know HOW.Their methodology is not for everyone and yet you seem to think so.
 We happen to be smart enough to realize why such persons are rich. From experience and listening to our parents we too know,  even in more detail , about the danger of living near the margins- real tough real world margins .Not the 25-50%  margins you insist on 2 survive .
Agriculture the world over survives on less than 5% , so get real you market mad merchants.
 Yes we do face droughts and really difficult seasons but we have to switch off when your reporters convince emselves " its the hottest period on record and the storms are the worst ever" .After all we have a good year and the margin drops below cost of production because the supply floods the market .Look up permutations and combinations before you tell us we are the dumb ones.
City slickers market preoccupations are a pain to us - a very deep pain that keeps cutting and murdering farm futures and wearing out the few who can still cope.
Under your crap faith in the market , we all  move slowly but surely into " no talk " mode . And you talk about health when ours is the worst in the world - even in your own country . After " no talk "comes suicide.

The competent  well educated advisors you once sent us helped us to see that the history of landscapes is  written in its soils hills and valleys - climate change letters writ large . Our joint competence lead to a place driven consensus that could carefully be applied to other ecosystem processes. Yet you , the city, want to offer us "one size fits all ". If you were serious about helping us, you would help us keep better educated - by building place driven consensus; by anticipating , not reacting.

You would then anticipate the need for new forms of employment , the risk of migration and refugees and stop them ; You would help us with erosion and real degradation processes and not lump every land problem to the problem of population like most reactionaries do too easily . Evaluating carrying capacity is part of my work but  to force reductions alone is to insist on quick fixes that still won't work long term.
To force reductions in population alone (and without ag culture understanding) is to insist on quick fixes that still won't work long term;  is to insist on the quick fixes of Hitler,Stalin and Pol pot. To talk about the needs of children ( so many of  the outrageous new child focused aid agencies)and food without really concentrating on resilience on the land  is evil using best intention   ( Advertizing agencies and tax dodgers included)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Depp's self centred indulence goes off like a frog in a sock

Got to hand it to Barnaby Joyce .He's hit the nail on the head about the wandering rich kids and their stupid parents  who believe and practice- " doing JUST what they feel like,"

PARENT "Why aren't you happy? You've got lots of money  "post modern materialist parents ask .
 "I've gots lots of money and I'm happy"  . they mouth
CHILD "When you weren't dithering over my clear self centered self justified greed and actions ,you told me morality is bunk -it was all mind construct . Well maybe not yours"
Now you want to punish people " punishment  - for what ?


CONSEQUENCE Throw up
The hypocrisy is enough to make thinking young people leave home - the hypocrisy is enough for them to dump all values and play Pirate -- "seems to the funnest game out there".  Pirates who want to be pirates and live off the rest of us
 Vidme's video.

"Going off like a frog in a sock' .Gotta be the most hilarious confrontation of the year --with the popular pirate invading us from overseas.Johnny Depp and his dogs 
This laugh a minute moment is the result of him standing his ground, .not moving around or trying to manipulate public opinion.
Barnaby Joyce is a real leader in Australia today.
A symbol of all those who keep at what they are good at and don't just do what they feel like . Not someone who seeks to be popular ...and trade on it
Stuck by your own will to the middle, Malcolm, means you can't define your own position.

As for dead frogs in hot water - don't let the birdbath of our Senate continue to sedate the public discourse on matters of substance . VOTE CAREFULLY 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Hey we love you , please don't go



Our crops are dying and for the second year in a row .( North western Victoria mid  Sep  2015)  We haven't had much to go on for years



Having newcomers come to town is the best thing for a country town . Our greatest fear is that you may leave again cause its tough out here .

If you have just come from Syria, Iraq  or the Sudan chances are some of you may be able to cope well with our testing environment . If you are refugees not just economic migrants especially .

We have seen your people come and go . The tragedy is that DHS just issue your young people with a cheque too big to imagine ans say go away . The Parliament needs to get out more - might learn something .....outside cities, mere accountancy and leveraged licences to call themselves the richest person in the cemetery . I don't need their god - he doesn't deliver on his promises.

Some of us know what you newcomers need .You are like us-- you value community - each other .  Just a tiny bit of growth in a dry year , Not death and the thrate of death for the future on our farms and little towns, Others especially the technotragics ( those who walk into the room asking for new in Utopia ABC) - who don't really care ( full story)  but love and get licence  ( again now from Turnbull) to just keep funding experiments on you . You like and need community - ready made ones are included . Pity our ageing do gooders and problem solving pedants have canned such communities as "Ghettos " for centuries. I wonder what level of isolation they must endure for a " living :

We know you could turn ourghost towns into Goldmines - for you and for us . Your presence is better than silly talk of a better price for wheat ( do your homework journos)or  " howdy mate " ( its nice but we will beat you too it ) or " I filled out "feel  sorry for you" form last week " .
we don't want much - just a glimmer of good things .We love things to be used .Our towns our caravan parks  We are happy ( we do it each year and forever ) to export everything we own ( or bank owns) each year , but we love you to death to bring something back , teachers doctors , cottage industry .your presence not your presence or some radom thoughts of good cheer.


 In these threatening times ( frustrated newcomers who kill) how about ABC  put together some stories of real people and their horrific stories of arriving in Australia ( its easier to talk about terrible things when the people are dead ) My antecedents arrived in Australia in 1850's and they got done ( "whats new get used to it ").
If these newcomers didn't have communities to go they would have been lost .

No rocket science needed Mr Turnbull . Nothings changed - newcomers need each other .The testimonies are there in Nhill, Dandenong and Shepparton etc etc and could be more if we captured a vision in rural australia where it can and does happen , even NOW - Look at towns with all the infrastructure like Nerandera . It may not be politically correct anymore to have these " ghettos" ( was not in 60's but it worked--- more than we can say for that dopey bloke Lehmann in UtopiaABC) Giving young people a dream packet like the dole and hoping for the best shows DHS and our polys are screamingly stupid about common sense in these matters .

We don't need more experiments, just use common economic sense , Good working eco sense is  known out here, if not by most  merchant bankers,. Sure you can make money - we make real things happen with just a tiny bit of it - called genuine growth  Rich in paper but not even real there > .