Category Archives: Rafe

David Bidstrup guest post. Matthew 7.7 – “Seek and ye shall find” (The Covid mantra)

Here in the state of darkness our leaders are urging everybody to get tested to find out if they “have Covid”. Today’s rag continues the propaganda under the heading of Lockdown 3.0 with stories of people waiting 12 hours for … Continue reading

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The annual “last chance” announcement.

No agreement on targets at G20 in Italy.   

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German floods. Days of warning for the authorities but no notice for the victims

Truth can be stranger than fiction. Apparently the approaching disaster was tracked by weather-watchers for days. What are the Germans thinking these days? The first signs of catastrophe were detected nine days ago by a satellite orbiting 500 miles above … Continue reading

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Onward and upward

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The war on windmills

There is a guerilla war on windmills in the United States. It is fought by scattered bands of anti-windmill partisans and Robert Bryce has produced an update on the state of play. You can get the executive summary here and … Continue reading

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Malcolm Roberts on the vaccine issue

I oppose vaccines being made mandatory and so do many Australians. There are some incorrect claims being made about sections 109 and 51 of the Constitution, the Biosecurity Act and the Nuremberg code. Some people may not like the information … Continue reading

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The cost of net zero in Australia + Looney leading BP out of oil

In case you were wondering. Here it is. And there you have it. Massive industrial and economic disruption. Unreliable energy. Higher energy prices reducing Australia’s international competitiveness. Deployment targets that will be logistically impossible to achieve in the time frame. … Continue reading

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Welcome to wind drought country

We have been in and out of wind droughts since lunchtime on Tuesday. Yesterday at 4.15 the windmills of SE Australia were delivering 450MW compared with the demand of 28,000MW in the grid. That was 5.5% of their installed capacity … Continue reading

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Fear being weaponised

A powerful contribution to the Covid debate from John Kehoe, economics editor at the Fin Review. As reported on October 20, 73 per cent of Australians who have died with COVID-19 had at least one (and often multiple) other pre-existing comorbidities. … Continue reading

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Death by indoor air pollution. The ugly face of fossil fuel poverty

This is not something that the climate alarmists and RE zealots want to know about. Up to four million people per annum die for want to clean energy – the kind of energy that they can have in abundance when … Continue reading

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