ultimate reality entertainment like no other …

This has to be ‘Ultimate Reality’ Entertainment, even better than what Hollywood could have made up. Not even Le Carre could write a thriller this compelling*. “The West Wing”, “Dallas” and “Big Brother” pale into comparison with today’s real life show going on around Washington since Donald Trump told everyone he was running for President.

The media laughed their heads off. Secretary Clinton started counting the ways of sucking up more money for the Clinton Fraud Foundation with partners in Crime Bill and Chelsea, once getting the keys to the bank again. Today, President Trump has a big smile on his face, as his plotters are getting rapidly unraveled.

The smile just got wiped off the NYT’s face!

The NYT struggles to fight off Trump’s use of that NYT headline “Wiretapped data used in inquiry of Trump aides.” I recommend reading this closely […]

There’s a new episode every hour on Fox News**.

Snippets:

*The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials. […]

**Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News. […]

In the meantime, the Democrat “opposition” is stuck with Chief Benefactor’s “messianic fantasies”, funding selected ‘Resistance’: […]

Soros is well-known for bankrolling various left-wing activist groups and causes like Black Lives Matter, and was one of the biggest financial backers of Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Soros once wrote that he considers himself “some kind of god” with “messianic fantasies.”

His personal motto, according to that same article, is: “If I spend enough, I will make it right.”

The Democrats really are the party of donkeys. Pass the popcorn.

 

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mapping dinosaur trackways … new paper

Dr Steve Salisbury and his group of scientists, students have spent weeks studying Broome’s dinosaur footprints in Cretaceous sandstone around many of Broome’s beaches. The result is this paper published today.

It explains many of the new technologies of LIDAR and drones used in fossil footprint research, where more than 20 species have been found along the Broome and Dampier Peninsula shoreline so far.

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Kimberley beaches …

The most isolated of all Kimberley beaches is to the North East of the region facing Cambridge Gulf. Big tides and cyclonic weather can cause large changes from one year to the next, especially near the mouth of the Berkeley River, where sandy beaches spread to the north, and rocky cliffs, mountains and islands to the south. Berkeley River Lodge is just near the river’s mouth.

No access to these beaches by road, click to enlarge.

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the rugged north-east Kimberley …

The West side of Cambridge Gulf, in Western Australian Kimberley’s north east is sparsely populated, due to the rugged country that lies there. The opposite side of the Gulf are the plains of the Ord River Irrigation area surrounding Kununurra.

Images can be clicked on for enlargement.

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Kimberley wild …

..The East Kimberley has some fantastic landmarks and amazing scenery. Balgo, Mulan and Bililuna are the small community towns occupying this region, about 200 + kilometres south of Halls Creek.

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Cable Beach evening …

The late wet season colours at Cable Beach are worth a look. Last evening:

Dog walk time

reflected beach

Roebuck Bay

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vindicating the use of Roundup …

Monsanto manufactured Roundup is, at last, found to be safe from causing cancer, the latest science report published, sort of, by the EU.

The EU (Sort Of) Vindicates Monsanto, Says Roundup Ingredient Doesn’t Cause Cancer

A European scientific council has determined glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s weed killer Roundup, should not be classified as a cancer-causing substance.The European Chemical Agency (ECHA), which regulates chemicals on the market in Europe, considered numerous scientific studies in a global battle between agri-chemical companies, organic activists and policymakers.

“This conclusion was based both on the human evidence and the weight of the evidence of all the animal studies reviewed,” Tim Bowmer, chairman of ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment, told reporters after the decision Wednesday, according to Reuters.

The ECHA found that “the available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen,” the group said in a press release. The group still classifies glyphosate as “a substance causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects,” according to the statement.

After having used Roundup and watched it’s use over 40 years, this is not a surprise. What is a surprise is that the Green Blob’s nonsense over the past decade has finally been trashed by science.

The use of Roundup and GMO has saved the world from toxic chemical weed killers used on millions of hectares, that were prominent in the 60s and 70s. These chemicals were the cause of death of many farmers before their time.

Now, off to kill some weeds.

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climate is goosed …

Cook for Climate, the latest call for cash by the Green Blob. Yet another propaganda effort to part the ill-informed from their dole cheque, parliamentary salary or university stipend.

Tom, it’s time to cook for climate change!

Join The Wilderness Society’s first ever foodie fundraiser! What’s it Worth is this weekend, so prepare a meal and get your friends and family together to help fight climate change from your kitchen table. Ask them to pay whatever they think the meal OR protecting climate is worth! Easy!

Tom, REGISTER NOW

Not very likely, but if you are that way inclined, I have a cheap bridge to sell to these ‘geese’.

Our food is directly impacted by rising temperatures and changing climate. Join people from all across the country as they raise money to help The Wilderness Society fight for a safe climate future for all Australians.

I only hope the temperatures keep rising, I detest the cold. Our food is impacted all right. During our, er, supposed ‘hottest year’, a record crop yield across Australia. Impacted, in the right way.

The Wilderness Society, more irrelevant than ever. Someone ought to give them the bad news, it’s all over for the gravy train!

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unleaded or beneath reason, South Australia goes down the rabbit hole …

South Australia’s power insanity intensifies, I think Premier Weatherall has become unhinged, perhaps too much leaden condiments in his intake.

From Paul Miskelly and Tom Quirk, their final comment:

[…]

So the battery storage is some $60 to $90 billion to store the surplus energy from 4,000 MW of new wind farms with substantial running costs due to battery lifetime and erratic discharges.

This analysis outlines the storage required to address wind’s inherent intermittency. It does not address the requirements, presently unaddressed by wind energy technology, of grid stability and control, which is the need for the provision of synchronous inertia to protect grid stability. Should the battery route be chosen to address this requirement, such provision may indeed require more battery storage.

Of course South Australia could close all the gas fueled power stations and build massive interconnectors to the other states and then blame them for CO2 emissions. Perhaps that is why the South Australian government talks of nationalizing the power stations.

Tony Heller’s War of the World meets reality.

The Herald Sun:

TAKE SALT WITH SA’S BATTERY

Greens claim batteries will back up wind power. But the one promised by Elon Musk would keep South Australia going for just 3.5 minutes. The one that the SA Government promised yesterday is the equivalent of 15000 electric car batteries and would only keep a small town going for just a couple of hours.

There was a plan to build Australia’s new submarines in this state. It will be another excuse for more popcorn to watch that unravel, unfortunately.

Update, found at Daily Caller:  Here’s Why Elon Musk Can’t Save Australia’s Energy Woes

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Green vote crashes in the Kimberley … so does Liberal Party

The WA State election was a disaster in the Kimberley electorate for the Greens and the Liberal Party. Last time in Broome, the Greens received about 38% of the vote, so they lost nearly 30% on their 2013 vote. My vote went to the Nationals. The results so far of just over 50% counted.

Update, Greens flop statewide to 4th behind One Nation.

Kimberley:

Candidate Party Votes Counted % Valid Votes
JONES IND 161
1.82%
CHAPMAN IND 139
1.57%
ALBREY FLUX 75
0.85%
VAUGHAN GRN 895
10.09%
WRIGHT PHON 765
8.63%
GREATOREX LIB 1,531
17.26%
FARRER ALP 3,733
42.09%
HOUSTON NAT 1,570
17.70%
Total Valid Votes 8,869
Informal 377
Total 9,246  

 

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