Saturday, April 16, 2011

Australians are led by the nose by their respective governments.

And may I add, they treat their electors like mushrooms; they keep them in the dark and feed them bullshit. They have a proclivity for telling us only what they want us to know; this is stuff they have learnt from the modus operandi manual of the Nazis.

The Australian Federal government and the Queensland state government are very much on the nose these days and the proverbial axe is hovering behind their collective necks.

The federal government inherited 42 billion dollars from the Howard coalition government. However, it didn’t take long for this grossly incompetent new Rudd Labor government to squander all the 42 billon dollars, on stimulus packages. Many more billions were borrowed for harebrained schemes like the education revolution, computers for every school kid, the building of school halls; grocery and fuel watch; the pink batts insulation scheme, which killed four installers. Just to name a few. None of those schemes were completed, but the money had gone – and sent a lot of insulation businesses broke.

Eventually, Rudd was replaced by Julia Gillard who formed a coalition of a motley crew of independents and the myopic and the tunnel-visioned Greens, God help this country when they will gain the balance of power in the Senate in July 2011. Gillard lied to the people of Australia in saying no carbon tax would be introduced by a government she would lead – now she made a somersault. It is absolutely ludicrous to tax the air we breathe, yet we would be the only country in the world doing this – what a joke.

Here is what an expert had to say about carbon dioxide. Terence Cardwell, who has spent 25 years in the Electricity Commission of NSW; said the following, I quote.

“First, coal fired power stations do NOT send 60 to 70% of the energy up the chimney. The boilers of modern power stations are 96% efficient and the exhaust heat is captured by the economisers and reheaters and heat the air and water before entering the boilers.

The very slight amount exiting the stack is moist, as in condensation and CO2. There is virtually no fly ash because this is removed by the precipitators or bagging plant that are 99.98% efficient. The 4% of energy lost is heat through boiler wall convection.

Coal fired Power Stations are highly efficient with very little heat loss and can generate massive amounts of energy for our needs. They can generate power at efficiency of less than 10,000 b.t.u. per kilowatt and cost wise that is very low.” Unquote.

To read more of what Terence Cardwell wrote click here.
What else are our governments up to, find out here.
Please read this if you want to know what they have in store for us. This fellow would have to be joking. - W.

In Queensland, the Bligh Labor government sold the state assets, is billions of dollars in the red and we have lost our Triple A Rating. Queensland suffered from extensive flooding and extensive damage from cyclone Yasi, but up to date few have been paid out by the insurance companies who are dragging the chain and trying to wriggle out of insurance payments by trying to re-define what a flood is. It is a sad state of affairs that so many people have not received any money from the 250 million dollar flood appeal. We drove to Townsville recently, which took us through part of the cyclone devastated areas and I was amazed that we didn’t see any rebuilding work in progress, yet the cyclone happened on the 3rd of March 2011.

Under Bligh, electricity prices and the cost of living in Queensland keep skyrocketing and are becoming unaffordable for many people. Will you vote for Anna Bligh again?

Bligh also mandated Water fluoridation without asking the electorate whether they want it or not. They will also remember this at election time. Queensland ain’t what it used to be. The Brigalow Corporation is another legacy of the Queensland Labor government.

Do you own your home or land? Think again. There is something rotten in the state of Queensland; it is called the Brigalow Corporation. I was made aware of this some time ago and what I learnt about this corporation scared the wits out of me. I wonder if the general public of Queensland and in particular the Labor voters know about the “Brigalow Corporation. Just Google for “Brigalow Corporation” if you want more information, but don’t do it if you haven’t got a strong heart or are easily upset.

There are two things Gillard and Bligh are good at and this is to pose for pictures. Bligh even made the front page of the Australian Women’s weekly, plus pages of photo poses. They have learned this “art” from the former Queensland premier Peter Beattie who was a self confessed “media tart.”

The people of Queensland are increasingly waking up to Bligh and Gillard and, Jim Pavey from Atherton North Queensland put it succinctly in the following letter to the editor, “The Cairns Post, our local daily newspaper. – Werner. I Quote:

True leaders will act on promises.
IN the immediate post Yasi period, you could bet on two things when you turned on the TV.

One was the images of the devastation and the affected population and the other was a concerned-looking Anna Bligh solemnly stating how she would do all within her power to assist those in need.

The people were impressed and her popularity soared. We felt that she really did care about the Far North.

Next came a visit from PM Julia Gillard and there was Anna right beside her affirming what she had stated in previous days.

Next Prince William toured the devastated areas and, you guessed it, there was a beaming Anna right beside him soaking up the limelight and again stating her intentions to "do all I can".

Now that the cameras have stopped rolling what have we got? Nothing. People still are living in tents and wait on promised assistance from our Premier, who weeks before seemed to be everywhere a TV camera was pointed.

Some voters were fooled by the seeming compassion of our post Yasi Premier, but the deafening silence and lack of action from her office since then has shown her true colours.

The press conferences, the solemn pledges, the hand-shaking with cyclone victims were little more than a publicity stunt to boost a flagging public image. And for a time it worked.

But let's not be fooled because anyone can make promises, but true leadership is when the promises are upheld and followed by action. Sadly for us all, this has not happened. – Unquote.
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My quote for today: - Werner

No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. - Turkish Proverb


Garry B. said...

Makes good reading, what else could I say than; you hit the nail on the head, Werner.

Qld. Nurse said...

Would I vote for Bligh again? No, I wouldn’t ever again, I learnt from my mistake and I never make the same mistake twice.

Alan Dexter said...

But Werner there is more, this Queensland government allows “fracking” our food bowl and allows the gas companies unfettered access to private property. They want to put 50,000 wells in Qld alone - all our food bowl and water will be poisoned forever! They will destroy out farmer for gas.

We will have gas to export and have to import our food possibly from China, I shudder of the thought.

They have approved to mine the beautiful Tweed Valley and they are gunning for Beaudesert and Boonah down the track. This just doesn’t make sense.

We have to realise that we could lose everything - our health and our future and our children’s' future if Coal Seam Gas mining is not stopped in this country. We have to get rid of this Queensland government sooner, rather than later – for the good of Queensland.

Babette said...

Your blog on the subject matter is very well written and spot on. I for one am impatient for the polls to come around - and the sooner, the better.

It is sad indeed that a lot of people who were affected by the floods and the cyclone are still 'in limbo' - waiting for either state government assistance or for their insurers to do the right thing and pay them so that they can re-build their homes and their lives.

What is that old adage? “Out of sight, out of mind.” It's disgraceful! We take better care of the 'boat people' that come to our shores.

Babette said...

Your posting on the subject matter is very well written and spot on. I for one am impatient for the polls to come around - and the sooner, the better.

It is sad indeed that a lot of people who were affected by the floods and the cyclone are still 'in limbo' - waiting for either state government assistance or for their insurers to do the right thing and pay them so that they can re-build their homes and their lives.

What is that old adage? 'Out of sight, out of mind.' It's disgraceful! We take better care of the 'boat people' that come to our shores.

Calligula said...

Good day Werner,
Funny how coal fired power is treated in the press.
A screaming laugh how the premier wants fracking. (G’day Alan Dexter)
No joy up your way with rebuilding?

Doesn’t surprise me.

Corporatisation of assets?
Bligh told me personally she’d dealt with that in early 2010.

What the lying bitch meant was that she’d unsuccessfully tried to cover up the record of the listing of Queensland on the US securities and exchange commission.

No. I’m not a bloody Hansonite nor a right winger (Whinger?)

Vote the buggers out?
An ice cube’d have a better chance in hell – for you see they infest all of polity.

In layman’s terms you cannot get rid of the confident, corrupt buggers with a vote.
Even if 100 percent of us ganged together and voted for the opposition, the greens or the bloody marijuana party we’d still be stuck with entrenched corruption within a machine that is irreconcilably hostile toward honesty.

I was told today that the commies/socialists are taking admission to their big rally in Melbourne this weekend.
Unavoidable – to cover expenses.
Strike me Pink!

She’s gone Werner.
The whole show is gone.

True Blue Aussie said...

Calligula, you are spot on, but you do not have “detach” yourself from Pauline Hanson or be ashamed of her. She is an excellent Australian and John Howard introduced a lot of her policies, for which she got crucified and treated totally un-Australian.

Thousands of Australians agreed with her policies, I was one of them. We are loosing our culture because of our nitwit politicians.

With Pauline’s policies we wouldn’t be swamped with illegal boat people, who in the main are not compatible with our Australian culture.