Category Archives: Rafe

Great news from Hornsby Council. Locals resist loonies demanding a climate emergency resolution.

Don Aitkin brings the news about Hornsby Council in an email from a local resident circulated by the Taxpayers. Hornsby is on the upper north shore line so it is full of green loonies and they packed the gallery while … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 28 Comments

Update. Chinese electric cars and Putin turns Green. Even More climate lunacy.

Beware of Chinese electric cars. Chinese electric vehicle sales start to contract alongside traditional vehicle sales that have been falling for more than a year. The nation is the world’s largest NEV market, after building up huge capacity on the … Continue reading

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Germany in decline and Kohler on the failure of democracy compared with China

A couple of items from The Weekend Australian. A piece reprinted from The Economist described the “simply awful” state of German manufacturing. The index of output shows the sharpest decline since 2009. The services sector also lost momentum. Many economists … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Global warming and climate change policy, Oppressive government, Rafe | 58 Comments

Impending climate and energy primer + Andrew Norton at work

Good news. Since Peter Ridd became a public face of climate realism he has been repeatedly asked about entry level reading matter. The good news is that the Lower Neutral Bay Climate Realists are on the job, writing a primer … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe, Uncategorized | 21 Comments

Midweek climate roundup 26 September

Update and off topic. Guess who are 40% of German welfare recipients. Jo Nova on the breaking bubble of RE investment in Australia. Also on cherry-picking data by NASA and others. Big piece on Will Happer, Trump’s go-to man on … Continue reading

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Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Here is a little test that will help you decide.. The answer can be found by posing the following question: You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a terrorist with a huge knife … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 20 Comments

‘Cheer up!’ they said, ‘things could be worse.’

So we cheered up, and sure enough things did get worse. That was a favourite saying of my late friend Tony, a great drinking and travelling companion. It often came to mind in recent decades, possibly first when I tried … Continue reading

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Don Aitkin on why nations fail

His summary of Why Nations Fail: the Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, by Acemoglu and Robinson. The sub-text of the story is the difference between Argentina and Australia although he did not explore that topic as he was urged … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Cultural Issues, Oppressive government, Rafe | 15 Comments

RiteOn on the social justice warriors who intimidate corporations.

Who would have imaged it was this easy to scam corporate Australia, but this is exactly what is happening! Australian businesses are falling for the latest scam from Sleeping Giants! (SG) and their angry sisters at Mad F**king Witches (MFW). … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Rafe | 17 Comments

The Conversation concedes defeat in the climate debate

Correction from comments, The Conversation is not publicly funded like the ABC. With that error eliminated the story is that they have completely banned dissenting voices. Still over half of the people don’t go along with alarmism. No matter how … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 33 Comments