Investment and other financial matters

Never never never let Labor(sic) manage your money

Scroll down to Table 1: 2007 Unit Labor cost

http://www.creditwritedowns.com/2009/02/do-brics-and-germans-eat-pigs…

Summary:

Germany:  98

Greece:  114

Italy:   121

Spain:   123

What this means for you socialist morons, is that Greek labour is 16%
*less* productive that German labour, Italian labour is 23% *less*
productive and Spanish labour is 25% less productive.

Ten years ago, the architects of the EUR *forgot* to include unit labour
costs in their Euro basket formula – the result is that the productive
folks now have to bail out the socialist couch potatoes. And for ten
years, the socialist thieves actually pulled it off.

It’s touch more complex than that, taxpayers being guarantors not
assetholders, but in essence, when the tide goes out – that’s what it
amounts to – socialist couch potatoes living off people who work smarter
and harder – up to 25% smarter!

Let Wayne Swan continue with his Keynesian pump priming and we’ll be in
the same boat – except with one difference, there ain’t no-one gonna
bail us out, without taking over that is. $200b of gubbermint debt in
the midst of a resources boom is absolutely, unbelievably *stupid*. What
will happen when the boom ends? Will we eat the NBN?

Speaking of which, if the NBN were the whole economy, this would be the
productivity:

Summary:

Original tender:     100 ($8.7b)

Affordable alliance: <50 ($4b)

Conroy’s NBN:        494 ($43b)

Productivity is the basis of wealth. Greece’s woes are what happens when
you stuff it up.

What do you say, Paul Keating? Be honest please.

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The Leftists/Warmist's 7 stages of grief

Stage 1: they aren’t real emails

Stage 2: they are real emails but they aren’t in context

Stage 3: they are in context, but that’s how scientists work

Stage 4: ok, this isn’t really science, but you guys stole the emails!

Stage 5: this is old stuff

Stage 6: this is nothing

Stage 7: look everyone! Winter storm! See, we have proof of our

theories now.

Repeat as needed

<http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100119271/climatega…>

Comment (1)

The Leftists/Warmist's 7 stages of grief

Stage 1: they aren’t real emails

Stage 2: they are real emails but they aren’t in context

Stage 3: they are in context, but that’s how scientists work

Stage 4: ok, this isn’t really science, but you guys stole the emails!

Stage 5: this is old stuff

Stage 6: this is nothing

Stage 7: look everyone! Winter storm! See, we have proof of our

theories now.

Repeat as needed

<http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100119271/climatega…>

Comment (1)

C2.0 – UEA prof uses UEA internal email to solicit "proposals from activists working on climate campaigning" to "work together to radicalise the agenda of the climate negotiations" from fellow staff at UEA

email #59

date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 09:05:05 +0100

from: David Viner <d.vi…@uea.ac.uk>

subject: Fwd: DEADLINE**Funding for climate campaigners

to: cru….@uea.ac.uk

     From: c…@eyfa.org

     To: c…@eyfa.org

     Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 00:07:09 +0200

     X-Distribution: Moderate

     MIME-Version: 1.0

     Subject: DEADLINE**Funding for climate campaigners

     X-Confirm-Reading-To: c…@eyfa.org

     X-pmrqc: 1

     Priority: normal

     Status:

     Funding for climate campaigners.

     A call for proposals.

     from climat…@eyfa.org

     Deadline: 30th September 1999

     **please distribute to others who may be interested**

     We would like to invite proposals from activists working on

climate  campaigning.

     Following an activist and NGO meeting in March  this  year,

attended by climate

     activists from Europe, Asia, USA,  Australia  and Latin America,

funding was obtained to

     support two  people to work  on a project connected to the sixth

United Nations  Climate

     Convention,  otherwise known as the Conference of the Parties

(COP6), which will

     happen in Autumn/Winter 2000/2001.  The United  Nations is

currently  considering only

     one possible location for the  meeting – den Haag, The

Netherlands.

     The International working group formed after the activist and

NGO   meeting are looking

     for two people  who would be able to create  something innovative

and effective with

     this  funding.  They will be  based in a Climate research group

in Portugal,

     ’Euronatura’.  The  campaign will be supported by the

International working  group

     which  has experience of United Nations negotiations, direct

action,  campaigning,

     economics and climate science.  Groups supporting this  campaign

include :  eyfa, Aseed,

     Carbusters Magazine, Korean  Ecological Youth, Free The Planet

USA, EuroNatura, Climate

     Action  Network Latin America, Climate Action Network Central and

Eastern  Europe and

     Oilwatch Europe.

     The thing that  joins these people together is the desire to work

together  to

     radicalise  the agenda of the climate negotiations.  The current

direction of the

     negotiations cannot hope to define targets nor build  mechanisms

of  implementation and

     compliance which will stop the  currently dangerous  emissions

levels of Greenhouse

     Gases.

     Ideally, the collaboration between the two funded  volunteers,

Euronatura and the

     International working group, will touch on all aspects   of

climate change and the

     related campaigns of oil, forest, marine and   transport.

Equally, the collaboration

     will be aware of all strategies to   counter the weakness of the

United Nations and the

     dominance of   certain lobbying groups (notably the oil and

nuclear industry).  The

     strategies discussed by the International working group revolve

around   direct action,

     research and negotiation.

     Project ideas which have been discussed are a counter/

alternative   meeting at the same

     time and place as the UN meeting and/or a symbolic   event such

as The Climate Train to

     Kyoto.  Please bring YOUR ideas to   us!  What do you think would

be the most effective

     way to radicalise the   UN agenda and protect the climate from

our current economic

     and   political systems?  There are plans for a team to work in

USA on a   parallel

     campaign.

     The project should begin by the end of the 1999.

     Are you a person who has the energy, skills and commitment to

coordinate the European

     component of an international campaign?

     (unfortunately, the funding is only for people *under 26 years of

age  *from Iceland,

     Norway, Algeria,  Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon,  Malta,

Morocco, Palestine,

     Syria,  Tunisia, Turkey or any EU country)

     Please make your proposal for the campaign which you would like

to be   part of…

     Deadline 30th September 1999.

     Send to:

     Climate Campaigns,

     Postbox 94115

     1090 GC

     Amsterdam

     Netherlands

     fax: +31 20 692 8757

     email: climat…@eyfa.org

     eyfa

     postbus 94115

     gc 1090

     amsterdam

     netherlands

     tel.  +31 20 6657743

     fax.  +31 20 6928757

     email.  e…@eyfa.org

   #——————————————–

   #  Dr. David Viner

   #  Climate Impacts LINK Project

   #  Climatic Research Unit

   #  University of East Anglia

   #  Norwich NR4 7TJ

   #  UK

   #            mailto://d.vi…@uea.ac.uk

   #  WWW: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/link

   #  WWW: http://ipcc-ddc.cru.uea.ac.uk

   #  Tel: +44 (0)1603 592089

   #  Fax: +44 (0)1603 507784

   #———————————————

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NBN: Tony Windsor's 'real number'

"ONLY one in nine homes where the National Broadband Network has been
rolled out has signed up for its services, and the take-up rate has been
as low as 2 per cent in the seat of key rural independent Tony Windsor.

NBN Co has confirmed that the $36 billion network – which so far passes
about 18,000 homes – has attracted about 2000 paying customers
nationally, representing a connection rate of about 11 per cent".

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/ultra-fast-nbn-has-slug…

In August 2010, Windsor (speaking with Oakeshott, Katter and Bandt) said:

"I haven’t seen the *real* number, In fact, I think it’s fictitious. We
want to find out what the real number is. There should be a trail that
leads us to that"

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/229934,windsor-challenges-gillard-on-nb…

Comment:

The takeup nationally is 11%, which translates to around $50,000 per
home – if this farce continues.

In New England, despite Mike Kaiser (ex-Labor paid $450,000 pa) being in
close contact with Windsor (more than 40 emails exchanged) to boost
takeup, the takeup is only 2%…

Will someone tell Tony Windsor what the *real* number is?

        2%

And the rest of us have to put up with this appalling Labor buggermint
for another 2 years.

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C2.0 – Briffa explicitly asks a colleague to delete an email to evade FOI

email #58

date: Thu Oct  9 17:56:17 2008

from: Keith Briffa <k.bri…@uea.ac.uk>

subject: Re: Tom Giverin – IN STRICT CONFIDENCE

to: "Toumi, Ralf" <r.to…@imperial.ac.uk>

   Ralf

[[[redacted: reference]]]

   Finally, might I ask that you note and then erase this email. I

have found that recent

   enquiries under the Freedom of Information Act, or Data Protection

Act, can become

   considerable time sinks , or the basis of some inconvenient

subsequent distractions.

   with best wishes

   Keith

    At 12:38 09/10/2008, you wrote:

     Dear Keith,

     Tom has applied to do a PhD with me (probably mesoscale

modelling). Could you please

     give me a reference for him. In particular I would be interested

to know  if you would

     take him in your group (and why you think he is  still available;

which is good for

     me…, but I  always worry at this time of year).

     Best wishes,

     Ralf

     Professor Ralf Toumi

     Department of Physics

     Imperial College

     London SW7 2AZ

     UK

     Rm. H713 (Huxley Building)

     Telephone: + 44 (0) 207 594 7668

     Fax: + 44 (0) 207 594 7900

     email: [1]r.to…@imperial.ac.uk

     Web: [2]http://www.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~rtoumi/

   –

   Professor Keith Briffa,

   Climatic Research Unit

   University of East Anglia

   Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.

   Phone: +44-1603-593909

   Fax: +44-1603-507784

   [3]http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/people/briffa/

Comment (1)

NBN: Tony Windsor's 'real number'

"ONLY one in nine homes where the National Broadband Network has been
rolled out has signed up for its services, and the take-up rate has been
as low as 2 per cent in the seat of key rural independent Tony Windsor.

NBN Co has confirmed that the $36 billion network – which so far passes
about 18,000 homes – has attracted about 2000 paying customers
nationally, representing a connection rate of about 11 per cent".

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/ultra-fast-nbn-has-slug…

In August 2010, Windsor (speaking with Oakeshott, Katter and Bandt) said:

"I haven’t seen the *real* number, In fact, I think it’s fictitious. We
want to find out what the real number is. There should be a trail that
leads us to that"

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/229934,windsor-challenges-gillard-on-nb…

Comment:

The takeup nationally is 11%, which translates to around $50,000 per
home – if this farce continues.

In New England, despite Mike Kaiser (ex-Labor paid $450,000 pa) being in
close contact with Windsor (more than 40 emails exchanged) to boost
takeup, the takeup is only 2%…

Will someone tell Tony Windsor what the *real* number is?

        2%

And the rest of us have to put up with this appalling Labor buggermint
for another 2 years.

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C2.0 – Briffa explicitly asks a colleague to delete an email to evade FOI

email #58

date: Thu Oct  9 17:56:17 2008

from: Keith Briffa <k.bri…@uea.ac.uk>

subject: Re: Tom Giverin – IN STRICT CONFIDENCE

to: "Toumi, Ralf" <r.to…@imperial.ac.uk>

   Ralf

[[[redacted: reference]]]

   Finally, might I ask that you note and then erase this email. I

have found that recent

   enquiries under the Freedom of Information Act, or Data Protection

Act, can become

   considerable time sinks , or the basis of some inconvenient

subsequent distractions.

   with best wishes

   Keith

    At 12:38 09/10/2008, you wrote:

     Dear Keith,

     Tom has applied to do a PhD with me (probably mesoscale

modelling). Could you please

     give me a reference for him. In particular I would be interested

to know  if you would

     take him in your group (and why you think he is  still available;

which is good for

     me…, but I  always worry at this time of year).

     Best wishes,

     Ralf

     Professor Ralf Toumi

     Department of Physics

     Imperial College

     London SW7 2AZ

     UK

     Rm. H713 (Huxley Building)

     Telephone: + 44 (0) 207 594 7668

     Fax: + 44 (0) 207 594 7900

     email: [1]r.to…@imperial.ac.uk

     Web: [2]http://www.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~rtoumi/

   –

   Professor Keith Briffa,

   Climatic Research Unit

   University of East Anglia

   Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.

   Phone: +44-1603-593909

   Fax: +44-1603-507784

   [3]http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/people/briffa/

Comment (1)

Re: CO2 keeps on increasing, earth keeps on warming

Temperatures are dropping on every continent, as the sun has entered a

reduced output phase…………….You should try to accept the truth.

<erschroedin…@gmail.com> wrote in message

news:8aca2a9c-ba13-4ab5-8d12-1973e2fd5455@w7g2000yqc.googlegroups.com…

- — -

> http://news.yahoo.com/greenhouse-gases-soar-no-signs-warming-slowed-2…

> Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors Ron Prinn, Henry

> Jacoby and John Sterman said MIT’s calculations show the world is

> unlikely to meet that two-degree goal now.

> "There’s very, very little chance," Prinn said. "One has to be

> pessimistic about making that absolute threshold." He added: "Maybe

> we’ve waited too long to do anything serious if two degrees is the

> danger level."

> Andrew Weaver at the University of Victoria, Granger Morgan of

> Carnegie Mellon University and Gregg Marland of Appalachian State

> University agreed with the MIT analysis that holding warming to two

> degrees now seems unlikely.

> "There’s no way to stop it. There’s so much inertia in the system,"

> Morgan said. "We’ve committed to quite a bit of warming."

> Prinn said new studies predict that if temperatures increase by more

> than two degrees, the Greenland ice sheets will start an irreversible

> melting. And that will add to sea level rise significantly.

> "Over the next several centuries, Greenland slowly melts away," Weaver

> said.

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Are wind farms useless? YES!

Nov 20, 2011

Are wind farms useless?

Prince Philip said they were, wails a businessman from Infinergy who

attended the same reception as the royal couple in London last week.

Will the truth finally prevail? A week before that, the European and

North American platforms which defend windfarm victims issued a press

release referring to studies that conclude the same thing.

 The crux of the matter is that fossil fuel power stations that are used

to back up the intermittency of windpower, spend more fuel and emit more

CO2 when operating in the required stop-and-go mode. It is no different

from what happens with a car caught in city traffic as opposed to

highway.

 Prince Philip said wind farms were "absolutely useless, completely

reliant on subsidies and an absolute disgrace."

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