Burning forests to generate electricity is probably the worst green energy stupidity. It destroys forests, creates its own pollutants, is less efficient than coal to harvest, handle and burn and has a low heat value. If all factors are counted, it will take decades of forest regrowth to match the CO2 emissions of burning high-energy coal.


Most coal-fired power stations are built on a coal field with reserves to last the life of the power station. The coal is mined efficiently, the fuel is of known quality and sizing and efficient repetitive methods are used to extract and prepare the coal and convey it continuously into the power station.


The most infamous wood-burning power station in the world is DRAX in Britain. It burns more wood than UK produces and more than any other station in the world. It gets huge subsidies for felling forests as far away as America, then chipping and drying the wood and transporting pellets across the Atlantic. Every step on the way causes large emissions of CO2, but these are conveniently ignored in the mindless war on coal.

Australia’s greenie godfather, Bob Brown, became famous for stopping construction of green-energy dams in Tasmania. Then he helped the LNP win the recent federal election by opposing coal mining in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. And recently he revealed himself as just another NIMBY (not in my backyard) in opposing a proposed wind power project in his homeland, Tasmania. Why not oppose them everywhere, Bob?


Bob should also look into another green energy abomination – bio-fuels. Surely he does not support burning forest to generate electricity or growing huge cultivated tracts of corn, palm oil or sugar beet and calling them biofuel for motor cars?


If Greens want to reduce life-supporting CO2 (a foolish goal), they should be building houses out of old growth forest, not burning it. Then replant the mature milled trees with young trees that will grow much faster than old trees and burn the sawdust in power plants or use it to make compost.

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If impeachment of a President, no matter whether he/she is Democrat or Republican and the voting is largely along Party lines, how does that amount to unbiased justice?
In the scheme of things surely this is a matter of little significance and hardly the sort of stuff if Trump was in collusion with Putin to launch a nuclear attack on America. THAT would warrant this charade, the drop curtain on dirty internal

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Name of the guy in NZ who shot Sean McKinnon is one Mark Garson. Some of the enemedia dragging their heels on naming this perp.

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There is a thread further down this page which I read earlier, about the Pacific Island forum and all the rubbish from certain island leaders on the subject of Scummo being ‘insulting’ etc., and how good was Horse-face in comparison as a PM. I noticed on tv too, the coverage given to ol’ Frankie Whingermarama, the former military thug who became dictator, ooops sorry, PM of Fiji after his super-coup in 2006. Frankie baby declares that Scummo and Australia aren’t much chop but that the Chinese are ‘good people’ and ‘much better than Morrison’ and he made a joke about… Read more »

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Shhh, new post.

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Hong Kong today will be Australia in 100 yrs.

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I’m watching ‘snowstorm’ at the moment, not a bad show based on real events when the CIA were importing Cocaine to fund the War in Nicaragua. They can’t help themselves turning the black crack dealer into a hero figure though. I searched the ‘Contras’ earlier, interesting that wikipedia says ‘The Contras were the various U.S.-backed and funded right-wing terrorist groups..’ In the search page but when you go onto the site it says ‘The Contras were the various U.S.-backed and funded right-wing rebel groups..’ Wikipedia, another left wrecked enterprise.

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After the West: The Iron Rule of China

https://blog.alor.org/index.php/after-the-west-the-iron-rule-of-china-by-james-reed

I have been saying this for over 10 years, but as I said Eric Butler had made the same points in the 1950s. Really, Australian elites from the Left and globalist right have actively worked to ensure that China colonises Australia. Critics of Asianisation over the 1980s and 1990s were vilified and smashed by the establishment, and only now do our elites turn and think that there might be a problem. Anyway, good on Hastie for raising this again, even though things may be too late now. But, fight on regardless.

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Three cheers for Mark Latham. His call in the NSW parliament on Thursday to end the circus created by the poofter litigant Gary Burns was long overdue. A personal vendetta funded by the NSW taxpayers against a citizen of another state where the High Court has ruled their is no jurisdiction. In response the NSW government changed the law to extend the jurisdiction of its own Human Rights Commission beyond NSW borders. How this overcomes the High Court decision is beyond me but who cares, it’s only taxpayer money. Gary Burns should have been declared a vexatious litigant years ago… Read more »

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Matured chicken shit … I presume.

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Muslim Cleric Killed After Cow He Was About to Ritually Slaughter Fights Back

“The cow suddenly ran toward him and struck [Sureki’s] chin with its head,” an eyewitness told The Jakarta Post. “The cow is big and fierce. Its leash was broken when it tried to escape,” he added.

Sureki fell backward and hit his head, rendering him unconscious, before being rushed to hospital.

Sureki was in a coma for three days but doctors couldn’t save him. He was the head of a chapter of the country’s largest Islamic organization.

https://summit.news/2019/08/16/muslim-cleric-killed-after-cow-he-was-about-to-ritually-slaughter-fights-back/

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