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Hay-- the boffins have finally decided they will pay us to be good

  So clever they think they are . Masters of economic  destiny - with our money and productivity  Hanrahan  The BIG news this week is that the Princes of more darkness in our soils are going to pay us try and keep it there . I didn't think we were that rich , Glascow 2021   Friend      More money than sense -- and the interigy that goes with getting a honest buck, not a quick buck Hanrahan   The last week of the ever leering jet setters on climate conference  ,,aftre reinstating really  old technology and new taxes are going to spend the last week of the latest conference on their newly discovered saviour :  HOW to get us to buy in over soil sequestration . Friend  Have to give them credit ( Ha!) that is surely the simplest  case EVER  of buy in . Pay you to do something  Friend 2     Do they realise they are insulting us by suggetsing that we are dumb  enough to need to be coerced That because the gases are invisible we are not smart enough to see them?  Friend   They know hot

Fulla shit

  SAMMYJ ,Isolation is nothing new for those of us who live and work in the country , In recent years we have given up hope of being properly being represented , We don't even write letters to our own papers anymore. http://thiselection.blogspot.com  , We are largely patronised and played with by the media and the other wannabes We want our ABC to be the best, but decades of drivel drive us nuts and we are happy to have SKY News to give us a decent rest from the relentle ss patronising and presumption that is the city  telling us about our environment and what it needs , Many Melbourne 774 radio presenters/producers over the last few decades have just played with us, and it stinks A few of us went to Torquay last election to remind the sea changers that they had over 400 shiny arses in the Shire who wouldn't do a thing to keep some credibility in their West . Epstein refused to consider coming to Corangamite proper to get to know how people really feel about the numbers of smar

Panic merchants

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Grief over loss is soon got over on the farm as you grow up there.   Your favorite animals die,  the  crops get waterlogged or hail damaged , or you just get no decent rain for years .You get over it .You have to get over it or die yourself. Facts are fine if you are bored but we aren't - most of us are busy thinking in our risk prone places. We all have our own thresholds regarding whats useful information at the time when it comes to risk.   Adults, even when alert , don't appreciate facts that have no experience to add the necessary weight to a situation of risk.    . Our soil is chokers with dangerous spores and bacteria but  we happily have it under our fingernails .( Have the stores been drained of nailbrushes yet ?)  My good friend who went to the best Microbiology school in Australia tells me that the age old Uni prac tests show unwashed hands support less bacterial growth than washed hands. You have to know what you are doing and if you are going to tell me when i

You smart arse you

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George   You  would make a good leader . You know stuff and admit what you don't know . You listen . You are rare but good . Why aren't you in politics? Han  thanks mate . What a lot of us mere plebs do not realize is that people who assume Authority over us often don't actually know what to do . They do it for reasons other than real wisdom . .I would be joining them,  but they would soon vote me out again  ref The Boyer lectures on The limits of government by John  Passmore 1978 George b ut you gotta be serious about changing the world ? . Han  Yes true . You have to find a way . however small.... that works . It maybe one step forward and two steps back,    but you have done your bit for your kids ambition and your own  satisfaction. George is that  enough though ?? Han never enoug,    but finding a simple way that works is like  believing the world is still a wonderful place where we can all still work - A few wins , its enough. Its the only antidote I  know to the c

And whats all this business about the smoke ?

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I asked George about all the smoke haze George You can’t have it both ways.The scaremongers are so desperate to prove their point about the world getting warmer that they clearly can’t see the bushfires through the smoke and mirrors of their own climate change campaign, This latest attempt to prove to the public that the place is warming up will prove only that these people are desperate enough to ignore even basic truths. The truths of really serious and very dangerous catastrophic fires in our history. Those of us who still think about fires know that smoke and haze are products of incomplete combustion and high humidity .Its not enough to just have high air temperatures ; you have to have the right speed and water content in the wind and the fuel. The earths air is full of moisture - trouble is we can't always see it. You don't , as Minister for Emergencies said, need 200 mm of actual rain to stop fires. The claim that the fires in Eastern Australia this early su

Tell me mate. what keeps us all from just burning up

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Han   You know this cooling thing. We all know the ABCTV news desk is on fire with overheated rhetoric about high temperatures,   but how does the world keep cool anyway . Given most peoples limited time to endulge I think we need to simplify the answer to our global warming scenario. So I ask this. In natural terms. What is the planets most effective air conditioning cooling systems.? George  The local environmental planner (who is still studying physics and chemistry out here with us ) TYPE  1 Evaporative Air Conditioning   EAC is definitely the rule across the world near sea level. This is because 80 % of the earth surface is a wet surface and it makes high humidity in the air the norm for most of the earth .( even over land ) . When that moist air runs across very vast areas of dry land ( its normally hot dry land as the sun makes it that way) such as the land to the NW of us in central Australia ) the EAC runs out of water and we in SW Australia get that rare low humidity

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

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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 event

Yes we have a serious drought -

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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 For all the taxes spent, there is no protection --only knee jerk firefighting   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 re

Why no genuine farmer would ever vote for the GREENS

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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