Thursday 24th of July 2014

stronger westerly winds...

 

sunset

Sea levels may rise much faster than predicted because climate models have failed to account for the disruptive effects of stronger westerly winds, Australian-led research has found.

Recent studies of Antarctica have suggested the giant glaciers of West Antarctica may have begun an irreversible melting that will raise sea levels by as much as 3 metres over 200-500 years.

not the deal of the century...

comedian

I don't know about you, but Barnaby Joyce appears to me as one of the comedians in Australian politics... He has a sense of warped humour that hides a CONservative steel-trap conviction and his deficiency with economic figures... If politics were entertainment... What AM I SAYING? politics is entertainment! Entertainment conducted by sadists. 

But back to Joyce defending his boss' less-than-satisfactory FTA with Japan, mostly designed to sell more beef...

I have a beef with him though. 

in defence of wikipedia...

the battle of the pedias...

Wikipedia is set up to inform people with the best possible facts and figures in all spheres of human endeavours... In contrast, the Conservapedia appears to have been set up as a rabid Christian organisation to counteract Wikipedia... The Christian religion demands love, compassion, turning the other cheek and being kind... Nothing of the sort is shown in this complete rubbish Conservapedia. This is what this half-footed pedestrian rotten pedia has to say about Wikipedia:

 

 

the news interpreted for you...

news ST

I have news for you... When you think that news is news... it's just a psychological trick to massage your brains... And News Corpse aka the merde-och press has expertise beyond a Freudian dream on this subject. What do you see in the picture above? 

the planet is toast...

 

burning his underpants

It is called ''the death spiral'' and it is terrifying power suppliers.

At the moment they are awarded price rises to cover the cost of their spending on cables and substations. If power usage slides (as it has been), they are granted further price rises to ensure they can continue to recover those costs.


It has not been a big problem because their customers have had nowhere else to go. Until now.

fighting jumbo logistics...

jumbodumbo

Watching some old 1960s Yankee movies, one can already see the infiltration of Jumbodom: the kingdom come of jumbo food serves. This is the domain of super sized soda serves and towering hamburgers which by then were already creating the genetics for the fat butts of today — by offering upsize for "better value"...

 

evolution...

evolution

In a week where we are told that chimps are using clever sign language to transfer information, it reminds me of my great uncle. "The difference between chimps and man, is god" once said the great Артур Leonisky. Here, my great uncle was being discreetly satirical, like a chiding precursor of Bertolt Brecht, though Bertold had to rewrite some of his "Mother Courage and Her Children" so the satire could be more obvious to the plebs.

 

my country, my shame ....

my country, my shame ....

As a young person I had never thought, as I do now, that I would be ashamed to be an Australian. One of the main reasons for that shame, but not the only one, is our policies towards asylum seekers and Aboriginal people. Both issues directly affected me in my former role as Chief Justice of the Family Court, but today I will discuss asylum seekers.

grounded...

 

expensive donkey

The US military says it has grounded its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet following a fire on board one of the multi-million-dollar jets.

of shape, forms and fields...

a rose is a rose....

Shape, form, content (formula), fields, kinetics and the conservation of energy. picture by Gus leonisky.

the abbott regime hates science...

the dish

The Dish — "in a sheep paddock" outside Parkes... Picture by Gus Leonisky.

“Parkes’ Biggest Event Since Gold Discovery”, screamed the headline of the Parkes Champion-Post one August day in 1958.

altering our way of life...

migrants

Australia has a proud history of welcoming migrants to our shores, where they have enriched our society. Where's the political party that celebrates this rather than punishes new arrivals? Richard Hughes writes.

on gold digging .....

on gold digging ....

from Crikey …..

Let it not be said that the financial planning industry is just interested in looking after themselves or view their clients simply as a resource to be exploited.

demanding answers and getting the wrong ones...

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The Commonwealth Bank is facing the prospect of a royal commission into a fraud scandal that left thousands of its customers millions of dollars out of pocket.

A Senate committee has recommended the judicial inquiry as part of its report on the performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

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