Guest Post: John Constantine Obsolete Australians sell their medicine to buy warmth

Recent surveys show rising rates of high end pain killer prescriptions in high poverty rural areas.

One of the consequences of widespread ruinable electricity transfer pricing is simple.

The millionaire socialist looting classes in the city that put solar panels and lithium batteries in their mansions can well boast of paying no electricity usage bill, because they are forcing the rural poor to pay their power bills for them.

The freezing rural poor then get offered a solution, they can sell their painkilling medicine on the black market and use the money to pay their power bills.

Australia is now so wealthy from signing up to so many international conventions that our elderly can choose to live warm, if they can tough out the chronic pain.

I have a friend that is a District Nurse, she will not discuss the oxycontin black market, but will answer the question:

How warm are your clients houses?

The answer is that it is now noticeable how much colder the average clients house is now compared to the old days, that only district nursing clients with people that care enough about them to keep them in firewood have rooms that feel comfortable.

The coming cascade of electricity price rises will transfer the small wealth of Australia’s poor to the wealthy transnational Looting class, as designed and intended.

Freezing old people out of independent living and into the grave, or into nursing homes.

This is Climate Justice in Australia.

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47 Responses to Guest Post: John Constantine Obsolete Australians sell their medicine to buy warmth

  1. Notafan

    Thank you John.

    The more highlighting of the devestating effect of energy policies on the elderly poor, the better.

  2. Notafan

    Firewood incidentally is a poor substitute for gas or electric heating for the infirm.

    A lot more work involved, for starters.

  3. Tintarella di Luna

    An absolute disgrace

  4. Is this not the ultimate aim of the Green-Left?

  5. Craig

    Not just the poor. I have friend who is getting credit for his panels and he is very happy that people like me (middle class, no solar panels or rebates) are paying for his bills. Doesn’t care as long as others are paying for his electricity credit and every time I remind him of those who are paying for this, he just shrugs his shoulders and says ‘not my problem’.

    I just cringe at his attitude and it’s becoming a pointless conversation now and every time he wants to boast about his latest electricity credit, I just change the subject and move on. A civil war is brewing between the haves and have nots and the more government intervention we get, the worse people are becoming with what they can get out of the tax payer.

    Completely and utterly over it.

  6. Fat Tony

    Saves our ruling class from having to institute Death Panels.

    I used to think how stupid they are by de-industrialising Australia – the place would be impoverished. Why? Then I understood what their model is – North Korea – a very small ruling class, living high on the hog, whilst the peasants can eat grass or the bark from the trees.

    Problem is, by the time enough people realise what is being done to this country, it will be too late to do anything. As John Constantine says – Australia will be de-colonised & become what it was 250 years ago – many tribes in a constant state of war and violence.

    Our form of “government” has failed. Our Constitution was written by politicians for politicians – that’s why the US First & Second Amendments were specifically not included.

  7. Fat Tony

    bemused
    #2441796, posted on July 15, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Is this not the ultimate aim of the Green-Left?

    Isn’t that to get the world population down to less than 100 million?

    That would comprise the Green-Left Ruling Class plus enough of the underclasses to keep them fed and living in luxury.

  8. Barry 1963

    My mother lives in a block of flats with many older Australians. She tells me her neighbour rarely heats her flat, complaining about energy prices. Yes, the neighbour has to scrimp and save to find enough money to feed her poker machine habit.

  9. Texas Jack

    And yet only today I see Barnaby is calling for everyone to fall in behind his hero, Captain Turnbull? Time to direct our energies to the Nats perhaps?

  10. cynical1

    “My mother lives in a block of flats with many older Australians. She tells me her neighbour rarely heats her flat, complaining about energy prices. Yes, the neighbour has to scrimp and save to find enough money to feed her poker machine habit”.

    Yes, that’s the problem for all the oldies.

    Silly us.

    As you were, Pollies, nothing to see here.

  11. John constantine

    Was at a friends place last night, and his missus had done the ‘Meals on Wheels’ run that day.

    She was spitting chips at the way so many of the oldies were huddled on their couches under blankets at mid-day, in barely heated old houses.

    Prices going up again this quarter.

    I didn’t fully understand how much harder it is to pump cold blood around in Winter, and the extra load it puts on old hearts, especially when linked to high blood pressure.

    (But I got told in detail.)

  12. Squirrel

    “The coming cascade of electricity price rises will transfer the small wealth of Australia’s poor to the wealthy transnational Looting class, as designed and intended.”

    Not just from the poor – the inevitable ubiquitous roll-out of “smart-meters”, which will be very popular with the army of idiots who have been conditioned to get pleasure from tapping touch screens, and the associated con of power “trading” by households, will see to it that many who are (not yet) poor will end up paying somewhat more for somewhat less.

  13. Texas Jack

    Easy to see why the Left love the RET and all those newly minted state clients they can brain-wash into supporting their side. Ya gotta hand it to em. And with the Libs so spineless. It’s a cake-walk…

  14. rickw

    Thanks John, the only present day politicians with more contempt for their countrymen are German ones.

  15. Isn’t that to get the world population down to less than 100 million?

    That would comprise the Green-Left Ruling Class plus enough of the underclasses to keep them fed and living in luxury.

    The thing is, the Green-Left have no concept of unintended consequences.

  16. manalive

     

    Yes, the neighbour has to scrimp and save to find enough money to feed her poker machine habit.

    It’s probably cheaper for her to play the pokies down in the warm pub than to try to adequately warm her house.

  17. chrisl

    I was in a northern Victorian town recently for a funeral. I had been there many times before but the decline was quite noticable. It looked very very poor. Obsolete even. The farming terms of trade has collapsed, energy and water prices skyrocketed. Young people have all left town.
    Not at all unusual for country towns.
    And yes the house was cold

  18. A Lurker

    Remember this recent post on Catallaxy…

  19. Tel

    It’s probably cheaper for her to play the pokies down in the warm pub than to try to adequately warm her house.

    Premier Andrews: bringing communities closer together.

  20. Bruce in WA

    Our form of “government” has failed. Our Constitution was written by politicians for politicians – that’s why the US First & Second Amendments were specifically not included.

    Just as a side note, but research I did years ago (post-1996 Howard’s f***ed-up gun laws) indicated strongly that the reason we had no 2nd Amendment or similar was because those charged with setting out the Constitution could foresee no possible time when “freemen” would be denied the lawful use and ownership of firearms. Perhaps true, perhaps not — but …

  21. Rabz

    Saves our ruling class from having to institute Death Panels.

    And prevents any ugly emotional debates about euthanasia.

    HOP Time draws ever nearer.

    I’m not old and I’m not frail. They will pay for this treason.

  22. john constantine

    “The Office for National Statistics explains that countries with milder winters tend to have poor thermal efficiency levels in their homes, but also that “low indoor temperature is associated with higher [excess winter mortality] from cardiovascular disease in England”. To lower the cardiovascular mortality rates from cold homes, Age UK advises that rooms should be kept at a temperature of at least 16C, and between 18-21C for rooms that are in main use, such as bedrooms or living rooms. But growing numbers of older people cannot afford to do so: according to annual Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc) figures for 2013, 4.5 million people in the UK are in fuel poverty.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/20/older-person-dying-winter-fuel-poverty

  23. john constantine

    Technically, it is rank misogyny to impose Climate Justice Fuel Poverty on Australia.

    Excess deaths due to fuel poverty kill more women than men, because, [since men stastically die earlier of having fun and misadventure] there are more women in the old age bracket.

    End Climate Justice Fuel Poverty Misogyny Now.

    where is redfilth gillard when it would be handy?.

  24. RobK

    Thanks John,
    Good post.

  25. Zyconoclast

    It’s probably cheaper for her to play the pokies down in the warm pub than to try to adequately warm her house.

    Premier Andrews: bringing communities closer together.

    Is freezing to death the new ‘voluntary’ euthanasia?

  26. Zyconoclast

    It’s probably cheaper for her to play the pokies down in the warm pub than to try to adequately warm her house.

    Premier Andrews: bringing communities closer together.

    Is freezing to death the new ‘voluntary’ youth&asia?

    (Just testing the spaminator)

  27. Zyconoclast

    It’s probably cheaper for her to play the pokies down in the warm pub than to try to adequately warm her house.

    Premier Andrews: bringing communities closer together.

    Is freezing to death the new ‘voluntary’ euthanasia?

  28. 132andBush

    I hope Bolt, Jones, Hadlee etc can pick this up. It’s the sort of thing that the “A Current Affair” type shows were made for, if only they were not captured by the ideology.

    If in a debate with a green over this stuff it’s a good tactic to first ask “Is there a list of people you want to die, surnames only will do, or is it a purely random exercise?”…”No, I’m serious. Who do you want dead? Have the decency to put a name to them”
    Subconsciously they see most of humanity as a virus, ergo the less virus the better.

  29. Delta A

    Very well said, john c.

    Thank you for taking the time and effort to post this.

  30. Muddy

    Year Zero is getting closer. The Green Rouge plan will take longer than the traditional ‘pay for your own bullet (& which of your children would you like to pull the trigger?)’ option, but it’s the better choice for those who don’t want to get their soft hands dirty.
    The phrase ‘obsolete Australians’ is a great one.

  31. min

    Friend lives in a retirement village in outer Melbourne with solar panels. However severe frosts last week cracked the solar panels so no hot water. She did not mention heating . Until those idiots suffer the consequences of their global warming religion nothing will change . I cannot believe how easy it is to con people .

  32. Chris M

    I cannot believe how easy it is to con people.

    Like the ‘worlds biggest battery’ that might provide power for five minutes. While it is still new.

  33. Muddy

    Great idea 132andBush (I’ve only just understood the origin of the name too!).
    Consider the headline: ‘Updated Kill List. Greens Solve Poverty Problem.’
    Or perhaps: ‘By 2025 No Child Will Live’ says Comrade No.1.’

  34. 132andBush

    Thanks , Muddy.

    It’s an opening attack I’ve been using since about 2007 and was pleasantly surprised to see Ben Shapiro has adopted it into his strategy for debate as well 😉
    Second point he makes here

  35. Bad Samaritan

    Sorry, but mostly BS. I know loads of age pensioners, all of whom are doing OK. Many very OK.

    They mostly own their homes and most get huge reductions on the rates. Many pay nothing at all (eg inner Sydney west). Likewise low or free car regos etc, which means they get about $400-$450 a week clear. They have no mortgage or rent; no kids to maintain/school/entertain, and no work-related expenses like when they were working. Most do not gamble or smoke, and boozing is not done at $6 a schooner and $10 a cocktail. They go out, but $200 dining experiences are not their usual habit.

    I estimate they are about as “well off” as when they did have all those expenses and were on about $1200-$1500 a week clear. The couples are in extra great shape. less per head from the pension, but lots of sharing common assets and expenses.

    A home in a cold place costs maybe $20-30 a week in electricity. Even if it’s $40, that’s perhaps the only “non-discretionary” expense they have. It’s fuck all. I have no sympathy with any of this bleating about “the poor old people”.

  36. True Aussie

    These ‘Obsolete Australians’ are only obsolete thanks to an open borders immigration policy destroying the labour market coupled with increasing offshoring of jobs. People turn to drugs in rural areas out of despair about their future. Fix that and the deug problem will disappear.

  37. manalive

    A home in a cold place costs maybe $20-30 a week in electricity …

    Nonsense, to adequately heat and supply hw cooking etc. for an average house in country Victoria during the cold months with electricity only can easily cost $10 per day, and that’s being ‘spartan’ at that..

  38. How fat is Kim Jong Un?

    All you ever need to know about neo-feudalism otherwise known as socialism.

  39. Baldrick

    When you can illegally sell a single Endone tablet for anywhere between $30-$50 and it only costs a welfare subsdised $5 for a pack of 20, or $20 on the PBS, it’s a no-brainer.

  40. A Lurker

    Nonsense, to adequately heat and supply hw cooking etc. for an average house in country Victoria during the cold months with electricity only can easily cost $10 per day, and that’s being ‘spartan’ at that..

    I agree, Bad Samaritan doesn’t know what he is talking about.

    I live in regional Australia in a place that experiences regular winter night/morning minus temps and where frost lingers to mid-morning and taps and hoses freeze overnight.

    The weekly cost to power our 1930’s cottage with an energy mix of wood fire/gas/electricity and being very careful, and yes, almost spartan in their use, costs upwards of $100 a week.

    It would be impossible in a cold place to heat your home solely on $30 a week electricity, and you’d quickly resemble an icicle if you attempted it.

  41. Goanna

    It’s like taxing alcohol and cigarettes.

    These renewable spruikers need to pull back lest they kill off too many of the poor with the resultant diminishing return.

  42. Barry 1963

    I have a decent income and a large house with ducted heating. I never go cold in winter. At the moment, gas and electricity come out at $100 p/w. Yes, if you lived on the pension, that’s too much.

  43. Bad Samaritan

    A Lurker (9.18am) and others. I know several very cold places very well. But let’s take Goulburn where the average thus far in July is -2.8 Degrees at night and +12.5 Degrees by day. The 30 year average for July is Min 0.4 and max 11.7. The “energywise” website has a typical 2 peraon home in Goulburn at 16.5 Kwh from June through August.

    OK let’s go completely mad and double that = 33 Kwh per day = about $6-$7 + about $1 for supply= about $50 per week for two.

    Sorry wastrels and squanderers, but them’s the facts. My advice; turn the heaters off when you go on holidays. Also, shut the doors and windows too!

  44. A Lurker

    Sorry, our lived experience does not match up with your calculations.
    $50 a fortnight for electricity (operates fridge & freezer, lights, tv, washer and dryer and other smaller electrical appliances).
    $25 a fortnight for gas for cooking, otherwise used sparingly for heating.
    $1oo-120 for a fortnight wood load for a wood heater (fire runs 24hrs a day during mid-winter)
    Heavy double lined curtains on all major windows.
    Doors closed to external rooms to keep the heat in the main living/dining room.
    Average temps inside the house with the wood fire cranked up = 14 to 16 degrees; wood + gas = 19-20 degrees.
    In the morning with the fire banked overnight – 10-12 degrees inside, -5/-6 outside.

    Next year we plan to replace our elderly wood heater with a newer and more efficient one, and do more to get the old cottage better insulated so hopefully we’ll achieve higher internal temps – but for the oldies on limited incomes who can’t afford to upgrade heaters and fireplaces, I can well imagine their problems trying to keep their old weatherboard cottages with 10ft ceilings warm and the best solution is to simply go to bed at dusk.

  45. John constantine

    The troll is a racist that hates refugee pensioners and wants them to die.

    The troll is a misogynist that hates women pensioners and wants them to die.

    The troll is a racist misogynist bigot that thinks refugee women pensioners are paid too much and he wants them to die.

    Racisty, bigoty, nasty troll.

  46. 132andBush

    The troll thinks humans are a virus.

    Small town in the northern Riverina, wood heater for bulk of the heating, solar boosted hot water, gas cooktop with electric oven, bar heater on overnight to take the chill off, plus having to run fridges, lights etc sends us over $10/day. According to the second quarter bill it was just under $9 for the electricity alone.

    The troll needs to get out more.

  47. notafan

    Sorry wastrels and squanderers, but them’s the facts. My advice; turn the heaters off when you go on holidays. Also, shut the doors and windows too!

    Also thinks that the frail elderly who rely on meals on wheels go on holidays.

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