Monthly Archives: December 2016

the rats in Labor/Green ranks …

Labor/Greens massive unused white elephant desalination plant is now unusable. Rats have eaten the wiring apparently, as the labor boondogglers try to start up the plant during a very wet, flooding, Victorian winter, spring and summer. […] “Daniel Andrews sat … Continue reading

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deep discovery …

Carnivorous sponges have been discovered in the deep for the first time. […] In the Arctic the carnivorous sponges can live in shallower waters, some 150 to 200 metres down. But in warmer oceans they are best off in deeper … Continue reading

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Spawning mandarinfish video

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/IbOKtyBtqEM This video says about itself: 16 December 2016 Even experienced divers rarely get to see the Mandarinfish, a colorful reef fish that is so shy, it only comes out of hiding for…

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a promise of more to come …

Before the December rainfall record, the plains near Broome looked like this, an Osprey on the edge of a saline marsh sitting on a long abandoned fence post, parched paperbark trees in the background.   The Brolgas on a flood … Continue reading

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Dogs are smarter than you think — Utopia – you are standing in it!

HT: Julian Weeks via Dogs are smarter than you think — Utopia – you are standing in it!

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the war on weather …

No new records of rainfall or temperature extremes for 5 years. Just the occasional daily, monthly or annual hotter drier, colder wetter. The real extreme records and dates for Western Australia can be seen here. The scary stories will go … Continue reading

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how much was wasted? …

Oh for a ‘clone’ Trump to remove Australia’s Chairman Mal, a win for the environment, it would be: […] Trump has told supporters he will cut off such payments to the U.N.  “(Trump’s) campaign released a policy statement (Nov. 1) … Continue reading

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early monsoon arrival …

The last gasp of the 2016 El Nino arrived in Broome last night, with over 200mm of rain and more to come. Followed by a Kimberley cyclone, heading between Broome and Port Hedland in the next few days. Drains were … Continue reading

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FlakeBook’s Fake news fact free fact checker …

THIS WHOLE ANTI-“FAKE NEWS” CRUSADE IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Facebook ‘fact checker’ who will arbitrate on ‘fake news’ is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes – and its staff includes an escort-porn star and ‘Vice Vixen domme.’ That’s Snopes. … Continue reading

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Frozen Michigan lighthouse looks out of this world in drone video — FOX 61

The addition of a smokestack to a lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan, led some to describe the building as “unsightly,” per the AP. It was anything but on Thursday, after the area was hit with chilly weather. In a video … Continue reading

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