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shadowen On February 20, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#556New Post! Dec 09, 2019 @ 15:38:00
Sad news coming from across the ditch...
shadowen On February 20, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#557New Post! Dec 31, 2019 @ 11:19:36
Extremely annoying to have climate alarmists seeking to use the current bushfires to push their political agenda. Of course dear Greta and her devoted followers are claiming the bushfires we are experiencing are due to man made climate change. This despite the fact that leading climate scientists have stated that they don't actually understand what causes drought and that there is no identifiable link btw climate change and drought. Climate activists however claim to know better.

What we do know is that state governments have underfunded the departments that look after our state parks. We know that 'greens' have successfully opposed preventative back burning, firebreaks and fire access roads. And according to those actually fighting the fires these things do make fighting the fires that much more difficult.

It should also be pointed out that those risking their lives trying to protect the lives and property of others are almost exclusively white males, that most evil of demographics.
bob_the_fisherman On February 15, 2020
Anatidaephobic





, Angola
#558New Post! Dec 31, 2019 @ 21:24:29
And a lot of fires are now being deliberately lit. Far more than there used to be, it seems.

But yes, the fact that we have let inner city vegans decide how to manage the land they have only seen in documentaries is a major factor contributing to the devastation. People living in inner cities probably don't know this, but more fuel = more fire. It also = more heat and more speed of movement. And it means less accessibility for fire fighters.
shadowen On February 20, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#559New Post! Jan 03, 2020 @ 09:03:58
Bloody annoying hearing 'celebrities' on the other side of the world making hugely ill informed comments about what's going on here.
shadowen On February 20, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#560New Post! Jan 05, 2020 @ 12:12:32
@bob_the_fisherman Said

And a lot of fires are now being deliberately lit. Far more than there used to be, it seems.


The latest figures i have heard quoted state that 85% of the fires that have hit Australia over the past three weeks have been started by humans with 50% thought to have been deliberately lit.
shadowen On February 20, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#561New Post! Jan 05, 2020 @ 13:28:58
Heard just yesterday that Biden and dear old Hilary are among the latest to have taken the opportunity to use the destruction of our bush fires to help push their political agenda. They are essentially blaming our bush fires (and their severity) on 'man made' climate change. Presumably they believe that 'man made' climate change causes drought which leads to the bush being highly susceptible to fire. However, as previously stated, leading CLIMATE scientists have stated that they don't understand what causes drought. Obviously they are not as smart as people like Biden and Hilary. The CLIMATE scientists also state that there is no identifiable link btw climate change and drought. Again, people like Biden and Hilary dont seem to have any trouble finding a link. The link is there because it suits their political narrative and if it suits their political narrative then it must be true!

What people like Biden and Hilary clearly don't understand is that drought and bush fires are a fact of life in Australia. Have been for as long as we have written records, and the evidence is that they have been for thousands of years.

So on to our current bush fires. What caused them and why have they been so severe? Obviously the on going drought has had a significant impact. The bush was tinder dry. This meant it was particularly susceptible to ignition, and that once alight it had the potential to spread quickly. As for the sources of ignition, the latest figures are that 85% of the current fires were started by humans, with 50% of all fires thought to have been deliberately lit.

There are other important factors though that have made the bush fires difficult to fight and therefore more severe. These include a lack of fire access roads, with ones in use not always properly maintained. The lack of access roads is partly a result of insufficient funding and partly the result of successful lobbying by the greens. Insufficient funding, and lobbying by the greens, are also the reasons why there has been inadequate fuel reduction programmes in the cooler months. The greens also managed to block plans for preventative fire breaks. Then there is the general lack of funding for the CFA and RFS. None of these things have anything to do with climate change - made made or not. But hey, why let facts get in the way of a political narrative...
shadowen On February 20, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#562New Post! Jan 05, 2020 @ 13:32:40
It was interesting to hear a woman saying she was only shaking the PM's hand on the condition that he would improve funding for the RFS. Only problem is that the RFS is a NSW body, and is funded by the NSW government...not the Federal government. Indeed the PM seems to be copping a lot of criticism for things that are the responsibility of state governments and not the Commonwealth.
shadowen On February 20, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#563New Post! Jan 06, 2020 @ 13:56:59
So Rusty is the latest celeb to tell us that it's an undeniable fact that the bush fires are the result of man driven climate change. Of course he knows this is a fact as he is a celebrity and his views on climate change, the drought and our bush fires therefore carry more weight than the views of ignorant climate change scientists and senior fire fighters. After-all, what would they know? How many twitter followers do they have? You tell 'em Rusty. You tell all of us.
shadowen On February 20, 2020




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#564New Post! Feb 13, 2020 @ 06:45:53
How outrageous was the High Court's decision to effectively elevate those with any claim to aboriginal ancestry above every one else? The High Court's ruling has effectively created a dual law process whereby a person has either greater or lesser 'rights' than someone else based on the race they identify with. It's extraordinary.

The ruling was based on a case whereby the Government were trying to deport two people who were not born in Australia, who didnt have Australian citizenship, and who had committed serious, violent offences. Both the people in question had claim to a relative who had some aboriginal 'blood' and both claimed to identify as aboriginal. In a 4-3 ruling the High Court stated that, in effect, anyone who identified and was accepted as aboriginal couldn't be deported under any circumstances as they were automatically Australian citizens. The High Court claimed that anyone with any claim to aboriginal ancestry had a unique connection to the land. In so doing they elevated people who identified as aboriginal above other Australians. They asserted that such people had special rights that no other Australians have based simply on the race they identify with. How is this not a form of racism?

As far as being recognised as being Aboriginal the court stated that three criteria needed to be met. These are as follows:
1. The person must have at least one relative with aboriginal 'blood'. At this stage we don't know what the High Court's criteria is. We know that simply having a grand parent with claims to aboriginal blood is sufficient but how about a great, great uncle or auntie? Where is the line drawn? They can't or won't tell us.
2. The person must identify as aboriginal.
3. The person must be recognised as being aboriginal by a tribe or aboriginal group. In effect this simply means that if one elder recognises you as aboriginal then you have fulfilled the criteria. This ruling essentially means that a single elder can exercise more power than the Australian government. And of course no potential for abuse eg blackmail, bribery etc re these elders.

Of course the biggest problem is that the Government are bound by the High Court's decision unless there is a referendum to change the relevant part of the constitution. And this is exactly what the government need to do. The Australian people need the chance to decide if they wish to live in a country where some people are afforded more rights under the law than others based on their 'race'.
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