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Some thoughts in our new world

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Rechtub there are people way out on the limb that can only see more
of the same as the solution. Any dill can see that increased
population only increases growth due to that population.
It is a zero sum gain. What is need, if increased growth really is
a good idea, is growth per head.
The rising cost of energy is as blunt a warning as you will ever get.
Just look at the falling profits of the major oil companies if you want to see the future.
15 years ago oil was $25 a barrel and they reckon it is cheap at $50 !
Posted by Bazz, Friday, 19 May 2017 5:27:01 PM
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Bazz, ive been on olo for ten years now and for as long as i can remember you have warned about rising energy prices.

While many on this site simply cant handle the truth, i have watched not only the effects but i also see the hesitation growing in large businesses that rely heavily on affordable energy, so you were spot on.

For me nuclear is the only real solution in the forseable future but as Barnaby Joice says, frogs and worms have to take a back seat on this one.

What people dont understand is that if big business is chased away, we simply won't have the money to lure them back.

Like it or not, we are a global player, isolated, miles from anywhere, grossly over regulated, grossly over priced yet certain groups take so much for granted.

You would have thought a lesson would have been learned from the car industry. But we are reactive, not proactive in our thinking and that will hurt us one day.

The real test of security wil, come if our resouces lay untouched.
Posted by rehctub, Saturday, 20 May 2017 7:10:23 AM
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Hello Rehctub, our problem is that the politicians seem to be as
ignorant as the general population.
I once had a meeting with the Minister for Infrastructure Paul Fletcher.
I pointed out the risk to an economy that imports 100% of liquid fuels.
I indicated how a major fire in the Singapore refinery, or similar
on the Korean refinery, or a military situation that sank an oil tanker
or a Middle East situation that stopped oil leaving the Gulf would
cause a cessation of supply to Australia.
There would be a worldwide scramble for oil.
Sydney alone requires two oil tankers a day.

His response, "We have good commercial arrangements !"

I was speechless ! What bloody good would he think that would do it
if the insurance companies stopped the tankers coming or our cargoes
were diverted by the owners to their home countries. eg Mobil to the US.

That is just a illustration of their disconnect from reality.
To make things worse the State government has banned the Emergency
Management organisations from preparing a Disaster Plan for fuel shortage.

I get really angry when I think about that. In a couple of weeks
after supply started drying up we would start to face starvation.
Three days after the tanker drivers strike in the UK the women were
fighting in the aisles over the last tins of food.

Arrrggghhh !
Posted by Bazz, Saturday, 20 May 2017 9:47:41 AM
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What happened to Turnbulls Jobs and growth. You blokes do not realise, industry does not happen without help.
This govt; has done zilch and has created an atmosphere of NO TRUST in govt; Confidence is at rock bottom. Abbott has had a big hand in that, with his interference.
Nothing short of an election will solve the problem.
With all of the Penny pinching Turnbull has done has amounted to nothing as the debt has doubled.
The time is ripe for stimulus not austerity. We are being mismanaged
Posted by doog, Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:10:17 AM
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Deloitte has opined that SA with 7.3% unemployment needs to double its population. Wouldn't that just double unemployment? No mention of the fact that we don't have a reliable power supply, or that the brilliant Weatherill government has just announced it will spend millions to pay people to use less power!
Posted by ttbn, Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:42:02 AM
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Australian money is the property of the Australian people
and should be spent in Australia, not on foreign aid.

America has spent trillions on its foreign wars.
The wars would have been over long ago if they hadn't pussy footed around
trying not to hurt anyone, or simply closed their borders 15years ago to Muslim immigration.

Trying to save the world with foreign aid and pussy wars have bought Australia
and America to a state of having debts they needn't now have.

It was known 25years ago, that we had an aging populaton. All the foreign aid billions
Sent overseas in those years could have been set aside to pay the pensions for the aged.
That would now be one less big drain on government funds, as it would be coming out
of that money had it been set aside.
Posted by CHERFUL, Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:53:43 AM
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