Monday, June 27, 2016

Viv Forbes, How to vote for Carbon Sense!

This is an interesting read by Viv Forbes of Carbon sense. - Werner
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Why Vote?
In a long life of observing and participating in many election campaigns, I have never before seen anything approaching the ferocity and stupidity of the “war on carbon”. Are we fighting -
•    “Carbon” which is the essential element at the centre of every molecule of life on earth?...OR
•    “Carbon Dioxide” which is the natural atmospheric gas-of-life that feeds all plants?...OR
•    “Carbon Fuels” such as oil, gas and coal which are natural hydrocarbons which store ancient solar and hydro-thermal energy and which provide most of the electrical and motive power that supports and feeds every society on Earth?

•    The Answer? Judging from their statements and sloppy language, the alarmists and green zealots are fighting all three. They aim to make “carbon” a dirty word and to deny all humanity the great benefits of hydro-carbon energy.

Like all futile wars, this one will eventually collapse. But it has already done tremendous damage to the global economy and financial stability

Ominously, Malcolm Turnbull signed Australia onto the Paris Climate Agreement.
This appalling document should be forever draped around his neck like a dead albatross. We need our own CLEXIT – climate exit from the climate Czars of Europe. Julie Bishop and Greg Hunt supported him and were collaborators in wasting or committing over one billion dollars on climate nonsense. Please put these three and their supporters last in their electorates.

Most governments and politicians have no idea what would be required of them under this agreement, so Greenpeace recently commissioned a study into what would be needed to achieve the Paris targets.

Read the whole sad story here: “According to the calculations of study author Volker Quaschning of the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (HTW), “the production of cars with gasoline and diesel engines has to end by 2025 and main roads will have to be fitted with overhead electrical lines for freight transportation.”

The study also finds that Germany’s Autobahn too will need to have overhead catenary akin to overhead railway lines because the entire bus and freight transport needs to be electrified within a short period of time.” –

Here is the future according to the Greens, the ALP and the Turnbull “Liberals”.
Acknowledgements: Steve Hunter & The Carbon Sense Coalition
The Vested-Interest-Voting Bloc embraces Climate Alarmism

Democracies are at the point of no return.
There are too many “vested-interest-voters” who are totally or partially dependent on governments for controlling and/or funding their salaries, services, taxes, subsidies, allowances, medical care, research, education, news, retirement rules, pensions, urban transport, infrastructure and energy.

This huge bloc (and near majority) of vested-interest-voters will always vote for “more free stuff”. Those supporting internationalism and socialism have been adroit at harvesting these votes.

The climate battle has been embraced by another powerful coalition of globalists and centralists who now see the chance to use natural climate and weather variability as evidence for the need for a suffocating world government. The hidden agenda is to deliver more power to unelected UN agencies. The tactics are to make developed countries destitute, dependent and obedient using carbon taxes; and to keep the failed states in perpetual green poverty - trading their liberty for “climate aid”.

The battle over the science of what controls Earth’s climate is being won. The alarmists produce no new evidence or theory to support their global warming doomsday story, but real evidence of Earth’s changeable past climate keeps getting unearthed.

It is now mainly a political battle. It is not about improving the science; it is about winning the battle for votes by scare campaigns and parroted slogans (every weather event is now “weird weather”, “wild weather” or yet another “super storm”).

The political climate battle is close to its climax so the alarmists are now desperately trying to establish a network of taxes, rules and regulations designed to bring quick bankruptcy to those in the hydro-carbon energy business and perpetual protection and subsidies to the green energy promoters.

But the rocks continue to release their records of past climate change and new flaws are discovered in the massive climate models and their failed predictions.

In short, the true climate science continues to show that change is normal and man has no control over it. So please play a part in this great political battle at every opportunity. Luckily, the political tide is on the turn and for once there are several candidates and parties offering sound climate policies. Please vote for them and deny your vote for their enemies.

How to Vote!

The government has been frustrated because some small parties have managed to get a voice in the senate, so they changed the voting rules in an attempt to shut most small parties out, leaving the field to LNP, ALP and Greens.

But their rules may backfire if enough voters are clever enough to understand and use them or too stupid to understand how they work.

The main battle will be in the Senate, and it appears that minor parties will get significant support from people who can’t stand Greens, the ALP or the Turnbull Liberal faction.The worst thing voters can do is put “1” in just one box for a micro-party. Unless that candidate or party is elected on the first count, that vote will “expire” leaving the field to the big boys. So number every box either above or below the line. Below the line go at least as far as the big party candidate you think is least worst – your vote will get there and probably be counted

Judged just their climate policies, put all Greens last and all ALP second last, or if voting below the line in the senate, don’t vote for them at all.

Who are the Climate Smart Candidates?

All candidates and parties mentioned below are rated solely on their climate policies. Generally those with sense on climate are also sensible in other policies, but this is not guaranteed. It is a case of “Voter Beware”.

There are at least 7 individual candidates deserving full support, 
including (in alphabetical order):

•    David Archibald, ALA candidate for Curtin in WA
•    George Christensen, LNP Candidate for Dawson in Queensland
•    Bob Day, Family First Senator for SA
•    David Leyonhjelm, LDP Senator for NSW
•    John Madigan, Senator, Manufacturing and Farming Party
•    Malcolm Roberts, No 2 on Senate ticket for Pauline Hanson in Queensland

Of the parties whose written climate policies we have seen, the outstanding one is that of the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. All of the other parties listed above also deserve support.
The following minor parties by word or deed have also shown better than average climate sense:
•    Citizens Electoral Council
•    Shooters Fishers and Farmers
•    Rise Up Australia
•    Australian Christians

And of course we must not forget Tony Abbott, who did axe the tax. Vote for him and his supporters. Who should NOT get our Vote? Put the Greens or their candidates last in every contest. What about the ALP. This is what they say: “The key to tackling climate change is to drastically increase our investment in renewable energies like solar. That is why we’ll commit to 50% renewable energy by 2030 because it will cut pollution, help create jobs of the future and lower energy prices.” So put the ALP second last. The two “Independents” who allowed Julia Gillard to mis-rule should also go last in their electorates - Mr Tony Windsor and Mr Rob Oakeshott – put them last.
The following minor parties show no climate sense but are marginally better than the Greens. Do not give them help.
•    Katter’s Australia Party
•    Nick Xenophon
•    Animal Justice Party
What about the LNP?

The Turnbull faction of the LNP should be denied all support. The National Party faction is probably worth supporting after the sound parties and candidates listed above. Barnaby Joyce understands the climate issues, but is muzzled by coalition solidarity.
Responsibility for Electoral Comment in this newsletter is accepted by:
Viv Forbes
The Carbon Sense Coalition
MS 23 Rosewood Qld 4340
0754 640 533

Friday, June 10, 2016

Think carefully before you cast your vote in this federal election!

This coming federal election is a crossroads election. A lot of voters are steering away from the two major parties, and all sorts of new parties have sprung up seeking a senate seat. From the feedback I get, people are in a quandary. They don’t want Bill Shorten and the ALP and they are greatly disenchanted with the Turnbull government for many reasons, but to a great extent because of the draconian NO JAB NO PAY policy. Nobody is really totally against vaccination, but what they are vehemently against is that they haven’t got a free choice, which is fundamental in a democratic society, and that was taken away from them. This is reminiscent of the Hitler or Stalin era and is totally un-Australian. So, with some luck and the dislike of Shorten and the ALP, the coalition might just get over the line by default, and there is a distinct possibility that we'll finish up with a hostile Senate. Needless to say, there would then be a lot of turmoil ahead of us, reminiscent of the Rudd and Gillard government.

Our Politicians and Senators need to sit up and take notice if they want to keep their jobs in this election. 
  The biggest mistake they ever made was to vote in the NO JAB NO PAY and NO JAB NO PLAY Vaccine laws, and I see the sickness industry is working on making it even harder to resist mandatory medical procedures.   Vaccination is the hottest topic on Facebook, but the mainstream media is the voice of the medical mafia, and Politicians are ignoring people's concerns about the serious side effects of some vaccines on the constantly increasing childhood vaccine schedule.  Why are they not aware of the anger of the people? These laws are so wrong in so many ways, but the government has a month to annul and expunge them, before this election, or at least make public promises to do so. If they don’t, rest assured people will vote accordingly, and the resistance to vaccination will increase.  Werner

We also have the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA) running, which is getting traction with the Australian people, according to the extensive feedback I’m getting.
PS: I just learnt that the ALA Party is supporting forced vaccination, shame on them. Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party is also contesting the election.. What Pauline Hansen has been saying is of course exactly what most true blue Australians are thinking, but afraid to say. She was wrongly put in Jail, but never received any compensation like Di Fingleton who was also wrongfully jailed. Click on this link and see what I wrote about her in my blog in 2015. Click here! There is also the Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party.

There are  more parties mentioned in the article below, which of course nobody would have been beware of till now. I’m not going to tell you what party or senator to vote for; all I’m doing is giving you choices, and ask you to inform yourself before casting your vote.  Following is a must read article before you make up your mind who to vote for. I will not tell you what you should do; you have to make up your own mind about this contentious subject. Ronald Reagan got it right: “Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives”. Werner

Here is an interesting video: What's the difference between a Political Donation & a Mafia Bribe?  Click Here!

Voting: The most important job you will have all year!  Click here to see which parties are willing to support YOU. Click here! The Federal election will be taking place in just over a month and we here at the AVN have been busy polling the political parties to find out what their views are on that basic of human rights - the right to make choices about what we put into our bodies and the bodies of our children. Source of this article.

Some of the answers we've received (like those from the Sex Party and the Pirate Party) could have been written by people who are members of the hate group, Stop the AVN. In fact, the Sex Party got help from members of that organisation before sending us their response. And the larger parties - the Greens and the Liberals - who are responsible for this unconstitutional policy, never even bothered to respond which is incredibly arrogant.

The AVN will not advise you how you should vote - that is not within the terms of our Code of Ethics. We will, however, let you know that the way in which you vote has been changed and these changes will give you more power to decide who will represent you in the Senate - the house of change when it comes to giving us a voice in government. On the 2nd of July, you can direct your vote where it will do the most good - to one of the parties and independent candidates who have pledged to support your right to make free and informed health choices for your families. We are asking you to vote 1-12 below the line - giving preference to candidates representing any of the following 7 parties who have made this pledge. With your help, we can get 5-6 people elected to the Senate who will speak for us.

 This election looks to be close by all accounts. With this sort of representation, we can hold the balance of power and can finally see a return to democracy in this formerly great country. This was the situation in the late 1990s and the early 2000s when the AVN lobbied parliament for enactment of a Conscientious Objection clause and the ability to report adverse reactions directly to the government. We were successful because the balance of power was held by the minor parties.

Let's make that happen again!
The time is now to break the three major parties' hold on our lives. Look at what is happening in the US. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has clinched the Republican election because the American people see him as someone who is totally outside of the two-party system and that is what they want. They are sick of the lies and corruption of those who are in government. By voting as they have never voted before, they are bringing about an unprecedented change to the most powerful government in the world. We can do the same here on July 2nd this year.

 Here are the parties/individuals who have promised to oppose No Jab/No Pay/ No Play and to support health freedom:

Health Australia Party.
Consumer Rights and No Tolls Party. Greg Beattie, Independent (former AVN President, running for the Senate in QLD) - Website to be advised
Rise Up Australia Party.
21st Century Australia.
Non-Custodial Parents Party.

We are still waiting for a response from Pauline Hansen's One Nation Party.  We have been told that this party is in opposition to No Jab/No Pay/No Play, but until we have their statement, they are a question mark. I have also been told that several other minor parties are supportive of our cause, but they have not responded so we cannot ask you to support them until they do. I will update this information as soon as it comes to hand.

The Truth Library have put a post on their website entitled How to Vote if you are "Anti-Vax" in the 2016 election. Though many of our members do not consider themselves to be anti-vaccine, you may want to bookmark this page and keep referring to it and the AVN's own voting page for updates of information as we draw closer to election day.

 Here are some Important actions you can take between now and July 2nd:
 1-    Share this blog with EVERYONE you know. Many of you are concerned about being criticised for your position. Whilst we understand that this can be challenging, if we do not pull together in letting others know about how to vote, we will not have the desired effect and neither our rights nor the rights of our children will be protected. Remember, this is not a matter of not wanting to vaccinate - this is simply wanting to protect our basic human rights to make free and informed health choices. So forward this email to everyone you know, share it on social media, speak with friends and family about your choices. Stand up for your rights!

2-    Write to the parties who have not responded to let them know what you think about the way they have treated you and how they have ignored such an important issue. Let them know you will not be supporting them until they choose to support you.

3-    Write to the parties who are on the fence regarding vaccine choice and those who support our rights and let them know what you think. Politicians respond to voters - show them that you are active, informed and ready, willing and able to support their opposition to No Jab/No Pay.

4-    Contact one of the parties who are listed above if they are running candidates near you. Volunteer to help prior to the election and also, time allowing, on Election Day handing out How to Vote cards or whatever else may be needed. We CAN do this! We just need to devote some of our precious time, energy and, perhaps, funds to making it happen. Yours in health, AVN National Committee.
My quote for today.Werner
“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help”. Ronald Reagan
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Falling Down the Energy Ladder.

This is an interesting read compiled by Viv Forbes from “Carbon Sense”, with help from volunteer reviewers. And, cartoons from Steve Hunter, Cartoonist  June 2016. To view the entire article and see the cartoons, Click here. - Werner
When man first appeared on Earth he had no implements, no clothes, no farms, no mineral fuels, no machines and no electricity – his only tools were his brains, hands and muscles.

Everything that enables humans to live comfortably in a world where nature is indifferent to our survival has been discovered, invented, mined or manufactured over thousands of years by our inquisitive and innovative ancestors.

The history of civilization is essentially the story of man’s progressive access to more efficient, more abundant and more reliable energy sources - from ancestral human muscles to modern nuclear power. It is also the story of how to store that energy and deliver it with minimal losses to where it is most needed.
There are seven big steps on the human energy ladder –
1.    Stone age energy – human energy, fire, stone tools and geothermal energy
2.    Energy from farmed animals and plants
3.    Solar Power - wind and water
4.    Gunpowder and explosives
5.    Coal, steel, the steam engine and electricity
6.    Oil/gas and the internal combustion engine
7.    Nuclear power

Stone Age Energy.
Every person on Earth today is descended from a survivor of the recurring Pleistocene Ice Ages. They survived only because they were able to extract energy from a cold, dry, barren environment. Initially human energy was used to harvest the solar energy concentrated in animals hunted and plants gathered. Some societies multiplied their limited human energy by capturing and using slaves.

Ancient man’s first and greatest step up the energy ladder was discovering how to harness and use fire for warmth, cooking, hunting, metal working and warfare. This ability to ignite and control fire is the one thing that clearly separates humans from every other species.For centuries the main fire-energy fuels were organic natural resources such as wood, charcoal, peat, grass, animal dung and fats/oils extracted from animals and plants. As human population increased, these energy sources became scarce as the land and seas around towns and villages were stripped of their natural carbon fuels.

Moreover, when great ice sheets covered much of the northern hemisphere, trees and firewood were scarce. Also at this time, the large northern hemisphere land surface was absorbing less solar energy because of variations in Earth’s orbit, tilt and reflectivity. Keeping warm was very difficult. But there is usually more volcanic activity at the turning points of major climate cycles. Some lucky cave men discovered geothermal energy - they could bathe and cook in volcanic springs and hot mud, getting pleasure from the warmth, and health benefits from the trace elements present. Geothermal energy also allowed Stone Age people to harvest evaporites containing essential minerals like sulphur and salts of sodium, calcium, magnesium, copper and boron.

Early humans also discovered that stone-age sticks and stones could help them apply their muscle energy more effectively – with more force or at a greater distance.They used sticks for waddies, digging tools, spears, boomerangs, clubs and later bows and arrows; and stones for clubs, grinders, axes, knives and spear and arrow points. These tools increased their hunting ability, providing food, furs and feathers to generate and conserve body energy.

The Development of Farming.
The second step on the energy ladder was built when some smart hunter/gatherers discovered how to access more reliable energy by domesticating animals and plants. This lead to more permanent settlements where sheep, cattle, goats and pigs provided a steady supply of carbon-based food energy, and dogs, horses, donkeys and camels multiplied human energy for transport, hunting and warfare. Farmers also nurtured fruiting trees and grasses such as einkorn, wheat, rice, barley, oats, corn and sugar cane. These provided more dependable and abundant food energy for humans and their animals.

Farmers were soon producing surpluses, which lead to the development of farmers’ markets, which are energy conservation mechanisms. Initially farmers bartered with tool-makers and hunters, but the difficulty of matching the needs of buyers and sellers and the wish to store values from good seasons for use in bad seasons, led to the development of special stores of value/energy that came to be called money – shells, gems and eventually precious metals such as gold and silver were found to supply the best money.

Solar Power.
About this time humans ascended the third step on their energy ladder – the ability to harness wind/hydro/solar power for sailing ships, windmills, water-wheels, grain mills and drying food. The low energy density and unpredictability of these weather-dependent energy sources was obvious, even to our ancestors. Sailing ships and windmills could be becalmed for days and then have their sails torn down by violent storms. So the ancient wind-powered societies became keen weather-watchers. They read the signals of winds and clouds, waves and tides and carefully recorded the cycles of the weather and the solar system. Some who follow their methods produce better weather and climate forecasts than today’s computer models .

Gunpowder and Explosive Energy.

The fourth big step was the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese, which gave humans the first glimpse of the enormous power of concentrated chemical energy. The initial “black powder” was made by grinding and mixing naturally occurring charcoal, sulphur and saltpetre. Modern explosives such as dynamite and TNT were manufactured using acids and glycerine. There were many industrial accidents before safe methods of manufacture and transport were invented. The energy concentrated in explosives led to their widespread use for hunting, armaments, civil engineering and entertainment. Modern mining and quarrying is totally dependent on the use of explosive energy.

Coal, Steel, Steam Engines and Electricity.
The fifth energy step was gigantic, with three elements – coal, the steam engine and electricity. Coal has been used for centuries for cooking, home heating and black-smithing (when Captain Cook sailed up the Australian coast in 1770, he had a supply of coal in the hold of his wind-powered ship, “The Endeavour”.)

The real energy revolution was born in the 1760’s when James Watt developed a more efficient coal-powered steam engine. Then in 1829, Robert Stephenson developed a practical steam-powered rail locomotive. Suddenly coal-powered steam engines were moving trains and ships, pumping water and powering factories, traction engines and road vehicles. Early steam engines were driven by coal, but other hydro-carbons, wood, concentrated solar energy or nuclear power can be used.

Some coals convert to coke when heated in the absence of air. This was used as a cleaner fuel in homes as well as becoming an essential raw material to produce the iron and steel that built our modern world. Electricity generated by steam engines powered by coal was the magic tool for making clean energy available cheaply to city dwellers. Coal also provided the raw material for coal gas, which could be stored and supplied easily by pipe for heating and lighting.

Suddenly these two clean silent fuels, coal gas and coal-fired electricity, made redundant all the whale oil lamps, candles, kerosene lanterns, wood burning stoves and coal burning boilers and open fires that were truly polluting the air in homes and cities with smoke, ash, dust, sulphur, soot and at times, the deadly carbon monoxide. All of these real pollutants are removed in modern coal-fired power stations whose clean controlled emissions are mainly nitrogen, water vapour and carbon dioxide, all non-visible, non-toxic, plant-friendly natural gases of life.

Oil and the Internal Combustion Engine.

The sixth step on the energy ladder also transformed our world - the discovery and extraction of oil and gas and the invention of the internal combustion engine. The mighty coal-fired steam engine still dominates electricity generation, but the compact and powerful internal combustion engine won the battle to power mobile machines. Suddenly cities that were choking with horse manure found relief in petrol-driven cars, buses and trucks. Being easier to store and transport, oil also replaced coal in ships and was soon powering the mighty British navy, and later still, powered civil and military air fleets.

Steam cars and electric cars got a good work-out over 100 years ago, but neither could compete with the oil-powered internal combustion engine. These two engines, the coal-powered steam engine and the oil/gas-powered internal combustion engine created the modern world and still provide most of our warmth, light, food, water, mobility and industrial power. The energy density and abundance of these two hydro-carbon fuels gave an enormous boost to human access to energy, and massively relieved the pressure on natural “green” fuels from forests, whales, bees and animal fats.

The transformation of transport was remarkable. Just 3-4 generations ago, a team of up to twenty bullocks took days or weeks to haul a wagon-load of wool bales, forest logs or bagged wheat to markets, and the bullocks needed fresh supplies of feed and water every night.
My thought for today. - Werner
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. Konrad Adenauer