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» 8/06/2019 6:47:50 AM Nuclear waste? About a cubic meter per GWH generating capacity per year for the current re.....
» 7/06/2019 1:29:34 PM Never noted much sympathy for those put through the wringer with 18c. Funny how the same e.....
» 2/06/2019 8:28:07 PM Jesus disapproves? Refugees are people. Unlike Jesus, people cannot walk on water. This h.....
» 2/06/2019 6:34:46 PM I enjoyed your comment, Alan. Cheers.....
» 2/06/2019 9:05:28 AM If there is anyone out to get us they are among Julian's supporters. Labor was all set to .....
» 21/05/2019 6:37:58 PM The reality is that unchecked control by the left is inevitably catastrophic. 18c and the .....
» 19/05/2019 11:50:18 AM The biggest joke of the campaign for me was the idea that the hundred voters judging the l.....
» 18/05/2019 10:03:29 PM Yep, well short of Hawke in vision and ability. Thankfully he wont get the chance to demon.....
» 26/04/2019 5:48:30 PM Would it be possible to export the Cobby killers to Iran for a public stoning? It might gi.....
» 15/04/2019 7:22:07 PM "Note as you have me in the leftist basket how do you find my agreement with your vie.....
» 14/04/2019 8:47:32 PM Belly, You might be interested in this interview with a soldier on the scene shortly afte.....
» 14/04/2019 6:55:00 PM No worries, Belly. I have no affinity for extremists, left or right. Felt sympathetic to t.....
» 14/04/2019 2:20:49 PM It was not an anonymous source that claimed Assange smeared his faeces on the embassy wall.....
» 12/04/2019 4:39:55 PM A flawed character who abused the power he wielded, Belly. I have no sympathy for him. &q.....
» 12/04/2019 1:48:25 PM He looked like Rip Van Winkle coming out of the embassy; probably has a trim as often as h.....
» 12/04/2019 10:15:26 AM Isn't it wonderful to see a scumbag brought to account? Rape and espionage are no small ma.....
» 31/03/2019 5:49:33 PM The strange thing for me is to see people believing that what you think about a pic of a w.....
» 30/03/2019 7:33:16 PM In places where the MOFs call the shots, women cannot go to school or play sport. Do you t.....
» 30/03/2019 4:48:58 PM I'm sure Islamic countries have their fair share of dirty old men. Be grateful that Austra.....
» 30/03/2019 10:43:17 AM Boy, I could be reading a discussion by the Taliban. Australia is a much better place for .....
» 29/03/2019 7:51:34 AM Clearly a case of ideology trumping science. Nothing new......
» 27/03/2019 7:02:54 PM Belly, I take a secular view of seeing religion as a means of establishing law and order.....
» 26/03/2019 7:06:32 PM For anyone interested the murder estimate in Mali is currently about 130. All murdered by .....
» 25/03/2019 10:28:14 PM Is racism an element of the "identity politics" set? That would be the set that .....
» 25/03/2019 7:39:26 PM Indi, I think it a case of a death being viewed from the perspective of its political val.....
» 25/03/2019 6:43:39 PM One hundred murdered in Mali a day or so ago. It doesn't seem to be a big deal in the medi.....
» 24/03/2019 8:26:10 AM I agree, Belly. The motivation isn't relevant, but using the tragedy for the purpose of vi.....
» 23/03/2019 11:07:47 PM Having looked through the manifesto I note that the creep was a communist at one point. He.....
» 19/03/2019 7:12:43 PM We all get things wrong. Scientists, working with facts and logic, will expect that nearly.....
» 18/03/2019 6:49:38 PM In my own family there is a spectrum of political opinion. All are good people with good i.....
» 15/03/2019 3:17:14 PM Belly, I look at all the chest beating on both sides as more a matter of ego and self-int.....
» 12/03/2019 6:54:23 PM Fukushima failed because the backup diesel generators and pumps were not properly designed.....
» 7/03/2019 9:12:28 PM The key to controlling atmospheric CO2 lies in understanding its relation to the biosphere.....
» 3/03/2019 6:06:34 PM What is the cost of 2 gigawatts of round the clock renewable energy? With some generous as.....
» 2/03/2019 1:03:04 PM Yes, I stand corrected Paul. Thoroughly decent fellows both. One would have to search as f.....
» 2/03/2019 11:04:44 AM Given Eddie Obeid's conduct, I'd have thought not having a competitive tender process prob.....
» 1/03/2019 6:43:03 PM Paul, You inferred that anyone questioning the verdict was an apologist for paedophiles, .....
» 1/03/2019 3:15:48 PM Give it a rest, Paul. If the appeal is dismissed you can indulge your self-righteousness t.....
» 1/03/2019 3:07:23 PM What would be sad would be a judicial process where people could be convicted because they.....
» 28/02/2019 9:15:53 PM Identity politics gone mad. From what I heard George Pell was made out to have the moral d.....
» 24/02/2019 8:56:54 PM Why must any act of welfare or social justice be attributed to Socialism? How about attrib.....
» 24/02/2019 7:42:00 PM Yes there is harm and waste as a result of pseudoscience. The research linking vaccination.....
» 24/02/2019 5:55:01 PM Derisal. I have used that. Don't forget kerosene baths for scabies: Just a tablespoon or s.....
» 24/02/2019 11:30:28 AM I enjoy watching Vladimir Jaffe, a refugee from the USSR who made good in the USA, intervi.....
» 24/02/2019 8:04:38 AM I've sourced treatment from bunnings and pine tar from a horse supply shop, so I know the .....
» 23/02/2019 10:30:56 AM Thanks, Belly. Psoriasis is a bugger of an illness. Unfortunately I also have psoriatic a.....
» 22/02/2019 6:10:36 PM Belly, Just to clarify, my comments about complementary and alternative medicine were in .....
» 21/02/2019 6:55:26 PM Steele, Were I a type 1 diabetic I would also source some BCG vaccine and give myself a f.....
» 21/02/2019 6:29:49 PM Steele, There are plenty more dying in Venezuela for want of insulin, and in the days of .....
» 21/02/2019 6:02:18 PM Belly, Politicising vaccination will only do harm in my view. ACs I think you are outli.....
» 20/02/2019 9:14:01 PM The supply of pharmaceuticals in the States suffers from a number of anti free market forc.....
» 20/02/2019 6:56:37 PM There is also the far left ideology which sees the pharmaceutical industry as an evil capi.....
» 18/02/2019 7:06:32 PM Yet another neo-Marxist telling the story of greedy capitalism destroying the world. A tot.....
» 17/02/2019 12:32:15 PM What about "Do unto others....". People refusing to vaccinate their children ben.....
» 15/02/2019 2:34:41 PM I've read that the conditions in Venezuelan goldmines are horrific. Nineteenth century saf.....
» 15/02/2019 11:23:56 AM <Last year, 16 Ukrainians died of the extremely contagious viral disease, which is easi.....
» 15/02/2019 10:20:58 AM Very sad to read of the unnecessary measles deaths in Europe. Also read of one young fello.....
» 15/02/2019 7:46:31 AM Aidan, I agree that there is variation in demand, but there is also a certain amount of p.....
» 14/02/2019 10:30:13 PM Bazz, The Chinese and South Koreans are building nuclear for 3 to 5 USD a watt. The figur.....
» 14/02/2019 9:42:23 PM From the link: <Two studies in Germany projected that 48,000 MW of wind power will all.....
» 14/02/2019 8:23:30 PM Hi Bazz, I was trying to calculate a really low figure and still got a result over twice .....
» 14/02/2019 6:21:53 PM Okay Aidan, how would you cost 2 gigawatts of 24/7 solar? I would think you would need at .....
» 14/02/2019 5:00:53 AM <why limit yourself to one baker? If one fast baker is a hundred times as productive as.....
» 13/02/2019 7:18:19 PM Since when has the left let facts cloud their ideology? That is what I find very frighteni.....
» 12/02/2019 7:20:30 PM Aidan, A fast reaction means you combine your products more quickly. Think of two bakers:.....
» 11/02/2019 6:32:30 PM Aidan, The research I read on ammonia would suggest more interest in modifying the Haber .....
» 10/02/2019 8:29:18 PM And here is an article discussing the problem of connecting infrastructure: https://www.s.....
» 10/02/2019 8:05:23 PM Aiden, From this article I found cost comparisons for new supply: https://www.smh.com.au.....
» 10/02/2019 3:10:31 PM Thanks, Aidan. Bazz, I did look into wind turbines and noted an industry figure of 40% t.....
» 9/02/2019 6:36:09 PM Aidan, You are right about Western socialism, but I suspect it was only so because they c.....
» 9/02/2019 2:09:53 PM Foxy, I have been following climate science long before it was hijacked by the left. I th.....
» 9/02/2019 10:51:29 AM If you think climate change bad, try living in Venezuela. Wealthiest nation in South Ameri.....
» 8/02/2019 6:34:05 PM Take one example of an ammonia plant, the one that works efficiently and economically usin.....
» 6/02/2019 10:17:54 PM Bazz, It's just another reincarnation of socialism, and like every other reincarnation of.....
» 6/02/2019 6:02:47 PM Aidan, The prediction from the renewable energy advocates was that solar and wind would m.....
» 5/02/2019 7:13:45 PM Aidan, The cost and complexity of tying solar and wind to the grid and making it a reliab.....
» 4/02/2019 7:27:45 PM Even di Natale admitted that coal was more reliable with his war comments. I speculate tha.....
» 3/02/2019 8:08:00 AM Good luck getting approval, Toni. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/miss-summ.....
» 2/02/2019 11:16:40 AM Well Toni, look for a suitable property and you can stage your own "Lady of the Lake&.....
» 2/02/2019 10:03:30 AM Toni, I think your chances of finding a sword chucking water woman are about the same as .....
» 2/02/2019 9:39:15 AM How is it there is one definition of the "right", presumably an abusive Neo-Nazi.....
» 2/02/2019 8:22:58 AM Toni, What is there to stop you finding like minded people and implementing your nirvana .....
» 2/02/2019 7:23:02 AM Toni, What is to stop you from starting your own nirvana in Australia? All you need do is.....
» 1/02/2019 9:10:02 AM Sadly Toni, all those high ideals of socialism have created enslavement by corrupt and inc.....
» 1/02/2019 8:29:58 AM You know what, Toni? All those Vietnam Vets came back to Australia in the knowledge that t.....
» 30/01/2019 8:59:30 PM Add to that the fact that the reaction to produce ammonia from a fuel cell proceeds at a s.....
» 28/01/2019 8:51:35 PM I think this link sums up the lack of multi-national support for hydrogen as a vehicle fue.....
» 28/01/2019 8:07:08 PM Zeppelins might fly. Ammonia as commodity may be viable if it can be made cheaply enough u.....
» 27/01/2019 4:41:41 PM Thanks for the link, Bazz. From what I saw they downplayed the role of efficient coal gene.....
» 26/01/2019 5:55:02 PM Yes, it is terrible, Bazz. Without cheap and reliable power the economy suffers. The only .....
» 26/01/2019 12:02:56 PM Lpg (197psi at 43C) has 2.5 times the energy density of hydrogen gas compressed to 10000 p.....
» 23/01/2019 11:00:34 PM Not_Now.Soon You come across as good and well-meaning, but the well worn cliche about pav.....
» 23/01/2019 10:24:54 PM I guess the Jews that survive the pogroms might chance it. Seriously Individual, what has .....
» 23/01/2019 2:24:16 PM Israel has four times the proportion of Muslims as Europe. Do they constitute an invasion .....
» 23/01/2019 12:52:06 PM So all those migrants going to Europe are part of an invasion force? Didn't they migrate b.....
» 23/01/2019 12:34:26 PM Not_Now.Soon, How is what you are proposing different from a theocracy? It has been tried.....
» 22/01/2019 7:39:19 PM You mean if you vote in a Richard you are at risk of turning into a Richard? That is an in.....
» 22/01/2019 4:59:05 PM DD What type of civilisation do you think would give the individual the greatest opportun.....
» 22/01/2019 7:47:44 AM Not_Now_Soon The Bible has had and continues to have an influence in society today, but d.....
» 21/01/2019 10:13:02 PM If it is all worked out in a book, isn't that what Isis tried to do? Same with the Taliban.....
» 20/01/2019 9:04:17 PM Whatever you might think of religions, they embodied many secular concepts that found our .....
» 19/01/2019 11:36:59 AM <Why is it I ask that the Jews have been 'on the nose' for centuries? I think a hint wa.....
» 17/01/2019 12:44:35 PM Belly, I share your concern for plastic waste, but go back fifty years and where were all.....
» 17/01/2019 12:16:36 PM Don't forget all the giant waves that the altimeter is surveying. That is why measurement .....
» 17/01/2019 6:52:48 AM Phil, Measuring sea level on a global scale is complicated. Were continents fixed in plac.....
» 16/01/2019 8:54:30 PM The strongest evidence for global warming is the rising sea level. What I have trouble com.....
» 15/01/2019 8:01:47 PM From my very limited understanding, automation is something that Australia should embrace .....
» 15/01/2019 11:43:47 AM My area of contention about defining socialism is that it is claimed as the motivator for .....
» 13/01/2019 6:53:30 PM Religions are many and varied, yet I have not seen this fact advanced as reason to think r.....
» 13/01/2019 9:09:14 AM Weren't Labor party members great fans of the Swedish model in the 1980s? What a disaster .....
» 12/01/2019 7:24:05 PM "The ABC article Foxy linked rightly points out that there are myriad definitions of .....
» 5/01/2019 11:58:23 AM Think about the base you are using. 0.11111... in base 9 is 0.1......
» 24/11/2018 1:29:58 PM <After declining by more than 20 percent from the October peak, oil prices are showing .....
» 11/11/2018 6:10:13 PM Is Mise I agree with you that the officer would have been safer by firing more than once,.....
» 11/11/2018 9:54:10 AM Is Mise Have a look at the footage. I hate to use the analogy of bullfighting, but the co.....
» 10/11/2018 12:05:03 PM A few points about the police conduct. -It makes perfect sense to engage the offender by .....
» 26/08/2018 3:52:14 PM Dear Logicade, It has come to the attention of the State Logicariat that you have been th.....
» 14/09/2017 6:06:30 PM Another commentator gets it totally wrong. The current debacle is due to the energy tradin.....
» 12/09/2017 8:43:56 PM The reason for high prices is the way wholesale energy is traded. Were the smallest supply.....
» 10/06/2014 6:23:18 PM < It's cheap for them to keep the person under surveillance and if they re-offend, the .....
» 9/06/2014 8:47:47 PM <A cheaper and fairer way is to provide the option of exile, sending dangerous offender.....
» 9/06/2014 3:53:55 PM Hi Nhoj, Yes, I agree that the correlation of size and violence is unknown, but I am cons.....
» 9/06/2014 3:00:01 PM I guess we differ a bit about how people who violate the rights and freedoms of others sho.....
» 8/06/2014 10:30:34 PM Hi Yuyutsu, So calorie restriction on the inside is a serious human rights violation, whi.....
» 8/06/2014 9:15:07 PM The logistics would not be so hard. For one thing separation of prisoners already happens......
» 8/06/2014 6:13:43 PM Hi Susie, I am not advocating starvation, merely a restriction of food intake to prevent .....
» 8/06/2014 12:59:30 PM Why do people get so worked up about capital punishment? It makes no sense to give it such.....
» 4/06/2014 8:03:34 PM Likening someone to a monkey or cannibal because of their race is undeniably racist. Quest.....
» 28/09/2013 5:45:46 PM Hi Pericles. <Your card - and the account behind it - was valid when you signed up wit.....
» 28/09/2013 1:44:50 PM Hi Pericles. <What is so difficult about that?> So then, why cant I use an expired.....
» 28/09/2013 10:08:02 AM Hi Pericles, <You (presumably) were sent a replacement card, with the same account num.....
» 28/09/2013 7:17:24 AM Hi Pericles, <Wrong assumption.> Indeed it was, but why should someone be able to .....
» 27/09/2013 6:32:59 PM Hi Pericles, Just to clarify, the recurring payment authority I signed included card deta.....
» 27/09/2013 5:50:51 PM Hi Phil, Yes, it does seem surprising that an entity can make withdrawals from an account.....
» 27/09/2013 12:32:14 PM I recently received a letter from an organisation with whom I had set up a recurring payme.....
» 3/09/2013 7:20:54 PM Hi Ralph Population growth might be an issue, especially with Australia's high growth rat.....
» 3/09/2013 5:34:47 PM Just another doomsayer. Fertility should be a matter of choice, not of coercion. The idea .....
» 2/09/2013 5:46:12 PM Hi Ivan, <Have you looked at the pending mortality rates of the Boomers from 2030-2050.....
» 1/09/2013 6:47:15 AM Hi David, You would not swap a stand of oaks for a handfull of acorns, or a building for .....
» 31/08/2013 3:18:49 PM Hi David, If you are using "humans" as an abbreviation of "human cells&quo.....
» 31/08/2013 10:09:34 AM Hi David. I agree that life is a continuum, but I cannot see how a single human cell is a.....
» 31/08/2013 6:24:27 AM <I wrote: ", and the knowledge of the union of sperm and ovum to form a new indivi.....
» 28/08/2013 6:19:28 PM csteele Thank you for pointing out biblical sources of God's views on young humans, but I.....
» 27/08/2013 8:36:53 PM Hi Divergence, landrights4all, by claiming very low consumption of the World's poor, enfo.....
» 27/08/2013 6:31:26 PM Hi Platypus, By equating abortion with murder, you would equate a person with the plans f.....
» 27/08/2013 6:11:57 PM Hi landrights4all, The current philosophy of family planning in the developing world is o.....
» 25/08/2013 6:03:08 PM Hi Livio, The debate cannot advance until an accepted estimate of per capita infrastructu.....
» 25/08/2013 7:27:41 AM Hi Andras, My concern is that women have access and education. There is much evidence to .....
» 24/08/2013 6:19:57 AM Sometimes you need to hear a message a few times for it to get through, Shockadelic. I was.....
» 22/08/2013 10:30:04 PM Denial of contraception is as abusive as enforced contraception. The suggestion that famil.....
» 20/08/2013 9:58:19 PM Hi Divergence, < The infrastructure costs of adding the equivalent of a new Adelaide e.....
» 20/08/2013 8:35:17 PM Hi Platypus. I still have trouble with equating a fertilized egg with a person. Isn't it .....
» 19/08/2013 11:36:52 PM Hi Platypus, Human gametes are living and capable of fusing and forming a human life. But.....
» 19/08/2013 10:39:00 PM Hi Platypus, I agree with you that government has no business in what is a personal moral.....
» 19/08/2013 7:28:04 PM Hi Platypus. What is the significance of 1.8? Do you think there a number above which it .....
» 18/08/2013 5:55:59 PM Interesting, Divergence. It would be nice to know the actual value. But if Malcolm's figur.....
» 18/08/2013 2:56:13 PM Thanks Malcolm, From your info, and assuming a 50 year life for infrastructure, Australia.....
» 18/08/2013 9:15:04 AM <Population reduction will only occur through the intervention of natural disasters.>.....
» 17/08/2013 5:14:21 PM Hi D. Yes, Costello commissioned the PC Report, but lost interest when it didn't give the.....
» 16/08/2013 11:17:21 PM Thanks, D. I understand that immigration policy should consider the whole cost, and shoul.....
» 15/08/2013 5:39:43 PM Hi Livio, Might I suggest that Malcolm posts as he does because he sees no argument, let .....
» 14/08/2013 5:47:20 PM Hi S, While the potato famine was a complex event, its victims were poor and uneducated, .....
» 13/08/2013 10:11:31 PM Hi Andras. Serbia and Bulgaria have their own sets of problems. Your claim that they are .....
» 12/08/2013 10:42:36 PM Russia a basket case, Andras? It just passed Italy as the world's ninth largest economy. A.....
» 12/08/2013 5:33:06 PM Yes I did thanks, S. Thanks for a very detailed reply. I guess that living in the present .....
» 11/08/2013 10:11:48 AM I read that the coalition claimed a $1.3 billion budgetary saving from a 6000 reduction in.....
» 10/08/2013 7:39:55 AM Thank you, S. So your approach is one of optimising the system for the current conditions.....
» 8/08/2013 9:38:56 PM Thank you, S. Yes, it is helpful. It sounds a bit like computers generating simulations w.....
» 7/08/2013 8:34:56 PM Hi S The idea of infrastructure and education supporting living standards is simple. It d.....
» 7/08/2013 6:00:29 PM Hi Spindoc, The concept is pretty basic, I agree. But the idea that people need infrastru.....
» 6/08/2013 8:01:30 PM Well, I'm sure that the Nazi party had a few good ideas, but when I listen to Wagner, I li.....
» 5/08/2013 8:01:36 PM If you wish to address concerns regarding population growth from immigration, the last thi.....
» 4/08/2013 6:35:57 AM Good post, Lego. If everyone was happy to live a very basic existence then Yuyutsu's idea.....
» 30/07/2013 10:24:08 PM Yet another example of the futility of trying to develop without family planning. With hig.....
» 28/07/2013 7:26:45 AM <This is a high price to pay so that the property developers can get richer.> High .....
» 21/07/2013 11:59:12 AM You can generate coal fired power for less than 8 cents per kwh, and you can provide power.....
» 21/07/2013 7:42:00 AM <High carbon price will hasten the installation of clean energy.> Quite the opposit.....
» 20/07/2013 1:56:55 PM Hi Individual, I see government as being of great potential for solving problems. Where i.....
» 20/07/2013 10:22:57 AM Where is the evidence that political action will fix a technical problem? National solar s.....
» 19/07/2013 6:21:40 PM My understanding of family planning is that it is effective when offered. Critics tend to .....
» 17/07/2013 6:30:21 PM Hi Grim. The article is about high population growth as a result of high fertility, not h.....
» 15/07/2013 9:37:58 PM <People make wealth.> But they need education and infrastructure to do so. In place.....
» 14/07/2013 9:48:02 AM <When mothers lose babies -and anticipate losing more- they have more babies. Duh.> .....
» 14/07/2013 7:27:19 AM The religion thing is a bit of a scapegoat, isn't it? I thought it was about the economics.....
» 2/07/2013 4:51:35 PM < maybe the ones we really need for the future of this country are those who are prepar.....
» 11/01/2013 5:02:20 PM Maybe the heat is due to all that asphalt they keep laying in the red centre? But shouldn'.....
» 20/12/2012 7:18:03 PM I thought "to" implied convergence and "from" implied divergence, as i.....
» 2/12/2012 9:20:02 PM What real examples, Phil? You mention Houston and Detroit as examples. Houston's populati.....
» 2/12/2012 4:21:56 PM Phil My comment was not related to development, so I will be a little clearer. You make m.....
» 2/12/2012 6:15:33 AM <Urban land prices being high relative to incomes and GDP, is an economic disadvantage,.....
» 30/10/2012 8:47:54 PM There is some interesting research into pyrolysis. http://biofuels.che.wisc.edu/ But wha.....
» 29/10/2012 10:42:50 PM Belly What you think of race is none of my business, but would you agree that critics of .....
» 28/10/2012 3:24:03 PM Belly You should take a holiday in some of these stagnant places. The notion that things .....
» 26/10/2012 9:41:20 PM Belly, Take a trip to Europe and spend a few days in Prague. You might then begin to real.....
» 3/09/2012 8:17:13 PM < It's extremely disruptive. But so is an ageing population.> Really? Really truly?.....
» 8/08/2012 5:48:21 PM Another point not mentioned is that public infrastructure provided by the private sector u.....
» 7/08/2012 6:58:32 PM It is all mismanagement by government is it? How much has Labor in Qld wasted then? $10 bi.....
» 26/07/2012 6:07:33 PM Belly It is a silly question to pose as it implies that the human population can only be .....
» 9/06/2012 9:51:48 PM Anyhow, their gun pictures were boring. They should have posed with something like this. .....
» 9/06/2012 9:32:15 PM The AOC needs to shed its hypocritical morality and adopt a reasoned view. It should start.....
» 25/05/2012 9:09:10 PM Rhian < One can argue the direction of causation> Exactly, which is why you wouldn.....
» 24/05/2012 9:20:35 PM Rhian All I do is question the sense of government pursuing high population growth polici.....
» 23/05/2012 9:03:42 PM Why do the Pop-growthers keep harping on about food production as "The" measure .....
» 9/05/2012 5:42:36 PM Yet another consequence of the government's high population growth policies......
» 7/05/2012 10:59:40 PM No I. What Colinsett is saying is that the Bradfield Scheme is a bit like free energy mach.....
» 27/04/2012 10:36:40 PM Okay C, you think a declining population has nothing to do with Russia's progress. So why .....
» 26/04/2012 6:56:38 PM < Their idiotic and grade three understanding of economics would destroy the economy wi.....
» 25/04/2012 9:56:02 PM A more accurate analogy would be to argue that the NSW farmers should not be using so much.....
» 25/04/2012 9:13:34 PM All this consumption guilt reminds me of Blazing Saddles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=.....
» 25/04/2012 8:38:40 PM <There are major problems in Africa with population.> That means that you are not a.....
» 25/04/2012 10:41:16 AM Cheryl I dont advocate population growth as either panacea or curse. I consider myself a .....
» 24/04/2012 7:59:53 PM <The anti-pops and their various fifth columns are enemies of the state. Come the next .....
» 24/04/2012 5:42:05 PM <.all of the reports and news stories point to systemic age discrimination in the priva.....
» 23/04/2012 10:47:42 PM An ageing Australia is the subject of a great deal of scaremongering. Hopefully government.....
» 23/04/2012 10:07:22 PM <Do you understand demographic momentum?> Even Nostradamus wasn't so coy. What you .....
» 22/04/2012 10:06:31 PM <So the US is only 330 million and it consumes 15%. That means that if the world consum.....
» 21/04/2012 10:48:38 PM <After all, Japan's population is shrinking. So is Germany's. Europe as a whole is stil.....
» 20/04/2012 8:38:05 PM Cheryl Your belief in the ZPG apocalypse would suggest that you are the one with a single.....
» 20/04/2012 7:12:26 PM Cheryl People are a wonderful asset, but what allows the human asset to realise his full .....
» 20/04/2012 6:47:00 PM To be tested and not be given the results? How much regard for people would that suggest? .....
» 18/04/2012 8:54:01 PM I'm only looking for the most likely cause. Notice that the photo in Poirot's link shows a.....
» 18/04/2012 7:44:51 PM Interesting Poirot. My guess is a toxin of fungal origin. They might be better placed cons.....
» 17/04/2012 8:13:50 PM <They both involve government decisions, surely?> Since when does the decision to h.....
» 17/04/2012 5:52:53 PM <"how far are you prepared to let your government rule your life, and make laws ab.....
» 16/04/2012 8:34:46 PM Arjay Try to be realistic about the risk. By moving to Tokyo I would be more at risk from.....
» 16/04/2012 8:06:14 PM Real examples give credibility to an idea. Going into the 1990s, Queensland had no debt, l.....
» 15/04/2012 10:17:57 AM What would I tell them? Always check information, especially when it comes from panic merc.....
» 14/04/2012 7:10:03 PM Holy radioactivity, Batman! That is truly terrifying. But how does this compare with the n.....
» 13/04/2012 7:05:31 PM Not at all, Arjay. What I am trying to show you is the importance of having strong evidenc.....
» 13/04/2012 9:51:54 AM <Back to the drawing board> Not at all, Arjay. The rise in birth defects in Falluja.....
» 13/04/2012 9:34:39 AM Kerala is a case in point of seeing things differently, Cheryl. Far from rejecting family .....
» 12/04/2012 11:09:32 PM Hey Arjay I think you just might have answered the mystery of Saddam's weapons of mass de.....
» 12/04/2012 11:05:41 PM Here I am in India, looking upon Dharavi. I see a mass of enslaved humanity, living in abj.....
» 12/04/2012 9:43:58 PM But that is exactly what you find with high population growth. Funds are so short that Gov.....
» 12/04/2012 8:24:02 PM <It is the new elements like caesium etc that our bodies assimilate into our metabolism.....
» 12/04/2012 7:05:09 PM <Nobody knows> That is a good starting point, Pest. But with any scientific questio.....
» 12/04/2012 2:07:46 PM Rezoning and development approvals by Local Government becomes very lucrative and corrupt .....
» 11/04/2012 7:37:06 PM < Left behind is a free radical, which is a highly dangerous and highly reactive molecu.....
» 10/04/2012 11:30:41 PM Ham I had a look at EC's mud map. Each of the channels would be moving the water about 20.....
» 10/04/2012 7:56:51 PM Well said, TT. Much is made of the risk posed by radiation, but when it comes down to the .....
» 10/04/2012 6:07:50 PM <1. Recognition of the need for cost-benefit analysis;> And that is where it stops,.....
» 10/04/2012 5:45:34 PM Gough. What a character, and what a legacy. At the time it all seemed like total chaos and.....
» 9/04/2012 10:28:51 PM After Chernobyl, the anti-nukes were predicting all manner of catastrophe, none of which e.....
» 9/04/2012 1:51:25 PM <Anyone who compares these elements with smoking dangers is a fool.> Yes indeed, th.....
» 8/04/2012 11:05:08 PM Q:How many radiation related deaths from the Fukushima disaster? A:Zero. Q:How many smok.....
» 8/04/2012 10:16:23 AM Belly If your example were the standard, Labor would not have a problem. My beef is that .....
» 7/04/2012 10:10:12 AM <time, not much of it,will confirm our climate change actions the best, an achievement .....
» 7/04/2012 9:24:14 AM Too right, Belly. JWH's education and training record was very shoddy, and his pilfering o.....
» 6/04/2012 10:46:48 AM Belly The decline about Labor is also about performance. In Qld, Paul Lucas was Health Mi.....
» 5/04/2012 1:38:00 PM Belly From your post you would seem to be lamenting the very death of integrity and princ.....
» 4/04/2012 11:28:31 PM It's all a bit too Jack and the Beanstalky for me, Kaep. Maybe the SA gov should conduct a.....
» 4/04/2012 10:15:03 AM No mention of the appalling administration and huge debt either. Newman will likely be a f.....
» 3/04/2012 10:44:48 AM How is it that by being cautious of a the Bradfield Scheme makes me a “negative Nellie”? T.....
» 27/03/2012 12:02:37 AM Light on the Hill stuff is very powerful, but it must be sincere. Maybe Qld Labor's rout i.....
» 24/03/2012 3:43:44 PM I'm surprised to see so little credit given to Campbell Newman in this thread. He has unit.....
» 23/03/2012 9:11:30 PM "Don't expect much response from the labor die hards though." Labor's own polli.....
» 17/03/2012 6:17:15 PM The problem faced by government is the provision of infrastructure for a rapidly growing p.....
» 3/03/2012 9:13:04 AM You wouldn't use such a marketing line without a receptive market. In some places a simila.....
» 2/03/2012 9:25:09 PM So what about electronic cigarettes then? No evidence of harm yet governments seem keen to.....
» 26/02/2012 7:45:08 AM <See: Loose cable to blame> Maybe, but no source of error has been found as yet. Wh.....
» 9/02/2012 7:42:20 PM oug Deaths from cancer may be the same, but smokers have a lower life expectancy: How can.....
» 8/02/2012 10:03:44 PM Attributable deaths come from comparing groups of smokers and non-smokers, so the harm fro.....
» 3/02/2012 10:29:49 PM Blame them and you empower them, i. More than 5 million deaths a year? Is that net or gros.....
» 3/02/2012 7:42:15 PM What idiotic policies? What moron non-smoking bureaucrats? What deaths? Smoking kills abou.....
» 1/02/2012 10:15:13 PM Hasbeen,what I can speculate on is that were people smoking e-cigarettes instead, your ass.....
» 1/02/2012 8:29:11 PM <a damn sight more people have suffered because of a car or an implement, controlled by.....
» 31/01/2012 8:18:58 PM Electronic cigarettes pose no passive risk to others, and contain similar ingredients to n.....
» 10/01/2012 8:53:47 AM Yabby I asked you the number of Swiss nationals provided assisted suicide annually. The f.....
» 10/01/2012 12:13:38 AM <Applying the same safeguards as Exit Switzerland apply to their patients.They are list.....
» 9/01/2012 10:49:00 PM <Given the Exit 2007 figures also quoted, of 245 patients, multiply that by 3 to give y.....
» 9/01/2012 9:48:36 PM But Yabby, the example you gave to justify having assisted suicide laws was of locked in s.....
» 8/01/2012 11:43:01 PM Dried Fig The issue of suicide is worth considering. Suicidal urges can present sporadica.....
» 8/01/2012 6:23:47 PM <what does Cool Sideburns Man's accidental death have to do with a discussion of suicid.....
» 8/01/2012 9:17:09 AM I'm not being a smartarse Yabby. I am merely trying to make sense of what you are saying. .....
» 7/01/2012 7:47:19 PM Nonsense, Yabby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_suicide#Switzerland <The perso.....
» 7/01/2012 5:11:35 PM <Err, not when one is bed ridden and cannot move. If somebody else provides suitable he.....
» 7/01/2012 1:38:29 PM Yabby The means to enable a peaceful death are readily obtainable and inexpensive, but wh.....
» 7/01/2012 9:08:16 AM <That alone makes no sense, because neither you, nor I, nor anyone else, and certainly .....
» 6/01/2012 11:27:38 AM Sorry Yabby, I'll amend the question: Do you think it valid for a present self to be dict.....
» 6/01/2012 10:54:20 AM Yabby You are describing assisted suicide, which involves a person of sound mind making a.....
» 6/01/2012 10:24:18 AM Yabby My objection to euthanasia uses the same reasoning as my support of abortion. Both .....
» 5/01/2012 7:12:37 PM <No I am basing it purely on demographics, sociology. No economics included.> Um, y.....
» 4/01/2012 4:51:27 PM <Bottom line is that it certainly is not the time to be trying to cut our current below.....
» 3/01/2012 10:17:45 PM Oh, and if you are in a bit of doubt you can throw in a third question: Q3 Is immigration.....
» 3/01/2012 5:48:37 PM <The main issue I see is that as our nation ages, anti-immigration will take hold and t.....
» 3/01/2012 8:06:51 AM Perhaps you prefer the professionalism of bawling at your aids for not bringing your haird.....
» 2/01/2012 2:34:28 PM Here we go again: Yet another porkie about how it is well nigh impossible to reduce fertil.....
» 2/01/2012 12:24:08 PM <a major part of the solution to this is to reduce world population expansion (through .....
» 2/01/2012 6:17:40 AM <There simply is no humane way to control population. Because, as the author herself po.....
» 1/01/2012 10:16:10 AM <These days we have to have standards to guide us> I agree that there is great bene.....
» 1/01/2012 8:49:40 AM <If you are referring to building regulations> No, I am not, but your comment illus.....
» 31/12/2011 10:38:16 AM Great article. Housing would be very affordable but for the ridiculous amount of regulatio.....
» 27/12/2011 8:06:55 AM Where is the compassion and high moral standing in saying to desperate people,"Engage.....
» 23/12/2011 5:33:43 PM Individual The agenda is profit. Over a million for the last boatload and it sank. No ref.....
» 23/12/2011 1:36:39 PM What sort of person would support a convention which treats people unequally, encourages t.....
» 18/12/2011 9:22:46 AM Why do people keep getting sucked in by this junk? Try these scenarios: A bus driver pack.....
» 6/12/2011 8:07:22 PM The article presents me with a paradox. I thought that racism, by definition, was the asso.....
» 3/12/2011 11:06:46 AM If you want to determine whether housing is expensive in Australia, you might consider a &.....
» 3/12/2011 7:43:04 AM Yabby Without all of the costs of the Ponzi economy there would be more funds available t.....
» 2/12/2011 10:18:08 PM Yabby I'm pointing out the fact that when you try to solve a skills shortage with immigra.....
» 2/12/2011 8:10:30 PM <where are these more Australians going to come from.>? Why, from the Ponzi economy.....
» 2/12/2011 5:31:20 PM <If only Australians would bye more Australian content, it would benefit us greatly.>.....
» 27/11/2011 10:41:00 AM A disgracefully inaccurate article. All the government is showing is contempt for the Aust.....
» 25/11/2011 8:57:11 PM <I am with you on this one, people have the right to built a house, whatever the size a.....
» 25/11/2011 7:29:50 PM <I doubt anyone could view them objectively as being originally motivated by a desire t.....
» 24/11/2011 11:15:50 PM <My only concern is the consequences of government interference in the choices made by .....
» 22/11/2011 9:46:09 PM <It has nothing to do with "doom", Fester. That is the province of the popula.....
» 21/11/2011 10:26:30 PM <Any discussion on the effects of the ageing population on our economic future - especi.....
» 16/11/2011 6:46:10 PM A good decision. A quantum leap ahead of allowing a "rip off Indian students" in.....
» 14/11/2011 6:06:31 PM The savings to be made from public service cuts are minuscule compared to the infrastructu.....
» 1/11/2011 8:18:11 PM AlisonGraham If you put a group of of white people in a tropical latitude for a few mille.....
» 31/10/2011 10:31:36 PM <I just returned for Japan and the government is faced with both an ageing population p.....
» 30/10/2011 11:02:28 PM <These staff are on huge wages, compared to thier global counterparts yet they just won.....
» 3/10/2011 6:52:13 PM Poker machines are a scam, simply because they deceive people into believing that they wil.....
» 2/10/2011 10:00:46 PM Well, from what I know of pokies they are nothing more than a legalised scam. So whatever .....
» 1/10/2011 10:58:16 PM You might find this link relating gambling addiction to brain chemistry interesting: http.....
» 1/10/2011 12:03:38 AM <Your question; why are addicts exploited legally at pokies can be answered; they are n.....
» 29/09/2011 1:16:08 PM I rate pokies above dog and cock fighting, but way below midget throwing on the civilisati.....
» 18/09/2011 7:39:53 PM I think Senator Xenophon did the right thing. Sometimes things like this bring out other a.....
» 14/09/2011 6:36:42 PM Banjo I dont see the motivation of the boat people to be of much relevance. What annoys m.....
» 13/09/2011 8:45:38 PM What is needed is a bipartisan acceptance that people risk their lives on boats because go.....
» 12/09/2011 7:50:04 PM I thought that Banjo was making the point that although the behaviour of asylum seekers is.....
» 10/09/2011 8:46:53 AM What Julia needs to rethink is why Australia is a signatory to a convention which encourag.....
» 4/09/2011 2:04:32 PM The most sensible thing for the government to do would be to give 12 months notice and opt.....
» 30/08/2011 6:00:07 PM Belly How does one fraud justify another? "Well, so-and-so did much worse." is .....
» 27/08/2011 7:02:58 PM Odd, because plain packing is not what threatens the tobacco economy. The electronic cigar.....
» 6/08/2011 9:43:55 AM The major logical error with this reasoning is that it assumes that what is not physically.....
» 2/08/2011 8:43:54 PM Who could say it better than this guy? http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2011/s322580.....
» 10/07/2011 9:54:17 AM Antiseptic The difference between housing and cars is that the car market is a free marke.....
» 9/07/2011 8:43:59 PM By your logic, "affordable" applies to all things, so becomes a meaningless epit.....
» 9/07/2011 1:11:39 PM I understand "affordability" as the ease with which something is bought. Hence s.....
» 3/07/2011 11:42:38 PM <Once Junes factored in, given that the Northern Hemisphere summer hasn't been excessiv.....
» 3/07/2011 1:40:47 PM Bonmot <If the Earth is cooling (it isn’t) you would not observe sea level fall for a .....
» 3/07/2011 7:21:31 AM Sea level is measured, not modeled, and is rising at a rate 20 times greater than the aver.....
» 1/07/2011 8:18:02 PM <Nowhere in your latest post do you confront the issue of the largest deposits of snows.....
» 1/07/2011 6:31:56 PM <Population growth has increased the size of our economy. It has also made Australian r.....
» 1/07/2011 3:52:39 PM <We know it’s getting warmer because we can measure very well the energy coming in, goi.....
» 1/07/2011 7:47:56 AM The heat content of the oceans is over a thousand times that of the atmosphere. http://ww.....
» 29/06/2011 5:44:40 PM <Retreat is not part of the Australian ethos. We changed the course of the war in the P.....
» 27/06/2011 6:51:16 PM Funny how the population growth advocates vape whenever the subjects of house prices and i.....
» 24/06/2011 6:26:28 PM <Whatever "profit" occurs has nothing to do with it.> Not so, Col. Consid.....
» 23/06/2011 7:42:32 PM <I would suggest your median income should be based on a couple, not a single person.&g.....
» 22/06/2011 7:37:03 PM <A measured approach to population is needed to ensure that we can all maintain a decen.....
» 20/06/2011 10:16:55 PM <So who agrees that the global over population and political instability problem may ge.....
» 19/06/2011 9:22:24 AM Col Leaving aside the question of whether alleviating a huge amount of human suffering is.....
» 18/06/2011 10:35:16 PM Col I completely disagree that modern medicine is responsible. Let's not forget that the .....
» 18/06/2011 7:49:27 PM TRTL I dont doubt that China is good at building infrastructure, but I again point out th.....
» 18/06/2011 1:18:15 PM <You presume that the women in poor countries with high fertility do not have access to.....
» 18/06/2011 11:08:12 AM Japan is a shining example of the benefits of not having a rapidly growing population, yet.....
» 18/06/2011 10:16:10 AM "One problem China does not have is denial of infrastructure." The supply of in.....
» 17/06/2011 12:22:08 AM <By 2042, there will only be 2.5 people of working age supporting each person aged over.....
» 15/06/2011 10:20:47 PM The actions of lib and labor governments against e-cigarettes would get a big thumbs up fr.....
» 15/06/2011 9:25:23 PM Thanks, Joe. I take a democratic view of the question: Give people choices and let them ma.....
» 15/06/2011 1:06:49 PM Loudmouth You raise the subject of the aging catastrophe, albeit in euphemistic tones. I .....
» 14/06/2011 10:22:01 PM "Whenever men start talking about cutting the population, what they really mean is cu.....
» 14/06/2011 4:45:49 PM I cannot understand all this talk about population control only being possible with a fasc.....
» 13/06/2011 11:53:54 PM I think the Fort Knox CT more plausible than the "Climate Scientists falsifying data .....
» 10/06/2011 9:21:19 PM <the "technological advancement, improved efficiencies" that are prerequisite.....
» 6/06/2011 1:37:08 PM What I cannot understand is the harsh reaction of Australian State Governments to electron.....
» 5/06/2011 9:47:34 AM <many older homes have lost value due to councils placing restrictions on what can be d.....
» 4/06/2011 9:58:45 AM Rhian points out errors of calculation, but as Divergence points out, the argument has und.....
» 4/06/2011 9:17:19 AM Dont forget the huge impact of the development restrictions on landowners, mainly by local.....
» 1/06/2011 6:18:03 PM The big paradox for the pop growth spruikers is to explain the huge government debt, infra.....
» 27/05/2011 10:34:15 PM Well said, Yabby. I would like to see the growth advocates provide real examples of the su.....
» 17/05/2011 5:52:57 PM You too, Pericles. And thank you. Dare I say it has been an amusing discussion in a perver.....
» 17/05/2011 12:25:36 AM Pericles, Not bizarre at all. A slave may be well rewarded, but it is the fact that he is.....
» 16/05/2011 7:22:24 PM <In my opinion, using animals for a clear working purpose, one for which they are rewar.....
» 14/05/2011 12:10:33 AM Pericles, my objection to slavery is that, by definition, it entails human beings owning o.....
» 12/05/2011 8:44:13 PM <But if we had continued to view the use of slaves for their utility>(as acceptable).....
» 11/05/2011 7:15:43 PM <There's no point in trying to change the topic> Not at all, Pericles. I was intere.....
» 10/05/2011 8:11:56 PM <Abso-bloody-lutely I do.> Very interesting, Pericles. I take it that means that yo.....
» 9/05/2011 8:37:12 PM <It will be precisely the same reasoning that civilization eventually employed to reali.....
» 8/05/2011 8:37:52 PM Fine, Pericles. I cannot find evidence that pet owners are more violent, and I was of the .....
» 7/05/2011 8:39:26 PM <Barbaric has primitive as a meaning so it probably wont be understood until future hum.....
» 6/05/2011 10:14:01 PM <All those euthanized dogs & cats should be recycled into pet food or minced for people.....
» 2/05/2011 10:31:38 PM Belly There wouldn't be a population "problem" were people able to access contr.....
» 2/05/2011 4:25:30 PM But dont take my word for it, Belly. http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55231 <Former.....
» 2/05/2011 4:09:27 PM <Tell me I am racist but why are they over populated.> What choice do the poor of I.....
» 30/04/2011 4:26:29 PM Belly I dont support the concept of rapid population growth, if that helps. The high gove.....
» 30/04/2011 2:11:54 PM oug I question Belly's suggestion that overpopulation dehumanises people. I think that ma.....
» 30/04/2011 7:50:10 AM <Politics is driven by growth,in power any party will pander to business wishes for mor.....
» 28/04/2011 7:12:21 PM Belly, I dont see how you can divorce a population discussion from politics. There is ev.....
» 25/04/2011 6:00:34 PM Pericles wrote: "We have after all, as individuals, done absolutely nothing to deser.....
» 21/04/2011 8:11:53 PM <Queensland has just been deemed the worst performing economy in Australia precisely be.....
» 2/04/2011 7:02:01 PM "As Houllie points out, what has changed is expectations. The average house is now tw.....
» 31/03/2011 9:53:07 PM "Why is Dick Smith attacking the size of our families instead of the size of immigrat.....
» 31/03/2011 9:41:27 PM On the demand side we have government bent on high immigration. On the supply side there i.....
» 13/03/2011 10:21:32 PM weareunique Common sense would suggest that the point is moot. Note that with smoking, if.....
» 13/03/2011 6:18:03 PM How many deaths were directly attributable to Chernobyl, with about 300 times the radioact.....
» 9/03/2011 9:05:03 PM "Big bucks draw good businessmen (and women). If I was valued at seven figures in New.....
» 8/03/2011 8:33:30 PM How easy is it for land owners to sub-divide? Very difficult. There are vast amounts of su.....
» 7/03/2011 9:32:22 PM But Squeers, you dont get a top without a bottom. The inequality in India is orders of mag.....
» 7/03/2011 6:35:42 PM What wonderful foresight. ABC2 is running a repeat of the BBC documentary "Blood, swe.....
» 27/02/2011 10:24:11 PM oug This might be an instance where science can be an ally instead of a persecutor. While.....
» 26/02/2011 5:19:31 PM I think this a more pertinent topic than banning tobacco, as it is possible that other Aus.....
» 24/02/2011 9:08:00 PM They should use shipping containers as building units. Very rapid construction times, many.....
» 23/02/2011 8:52:02 PM And then there are critiques of the Phillip Morris research. To quote one: "the corr.....
» 23/02/2011 8:19:21 PM Shadow You are quoting research by a tobacco company that suggests a benefit (reduced lif.....
» 22/02/2011 11:24:40 PM uog I'm curious about your views on morality and substance use. You seem to feel yourself.....
» 21/02/2011 11:04:05 PM <The smoker who dies 30 years earlier, will actually save Govts money.> Yabby, a Wo.....
» 21/02/2011 8:49:59 PM Most studies of addiction find that about 5% of the population is susceptible. About 70% o.....
» 15/02/2011 7:02:45 PM Diver Dan My thoughts were along the lines of allowing numerous suburbs with poor quality.....
» 15/02/2011 6:20:33 PM Where is the working demonstration model? From what I have seen Tasmania is nothing to ski.....
» 14/02/2011 11:17:58 PM Keith They use a scientific method and race calling is not a part of their qualification......
» 14/02/2011 8:15:44 PM <then tried to use that as proof that "massive building of substandard homes, mean.....
» 13/02/2011 11:07:30 PM <massive building of substandard houses, meaning standards below the industry standards.....
» 13/02/2011 3:55:18 PM The huge restriction of the right of people to develop their land for reasons of protectin.....
» 13/02/2011 3:54:24 PM courageous In the 1950s Australia had a similar or worse housing shortage on a per capita.....
» 12/02/2011 9:46:25 PM That is spurious and alarmist, courageous. What would happen is that you would very quickl.....
» 12/02/2011 3:53:55 PM Keith I think you are being a bit unfair in your criticism of the scientists accuracy in .....
» 12/02/2011 8:01:31 AM It is a bit of a stretch to claim that the Australian housing market is a free market. Gov.....
» 12/02/2011 12:09:20 AM You can find a graph of Wivenhoe Dam levels here: http://www.seqwater.com.au/public/dam-l.....
» 10/02/2011 9:45:45 PM <The Brisbane floods were a lot less extensive than in 1974 and other years... and not .....
» 8/02/2011 8:05:47 PM <Flood height at the City was one metre less than the 1974, 5.6 metres . > Yes, but.....
» 6/02/2011 11:44:39 PM I think it would help by trying to separate the science from the politics. As Bugsy points.....
» 6/02/2011 1:33:55 PM Astrology? No, just objective observation. Extreme weather events are increasing. This is .....
» 5/02/2011 7:27:21 PM What the climate scientists were predicting was a greater frequency of extreme weather eve.....
» 3/02/2011 7:10:18 PM <utterly false and highly destructive economic dogma> How about the idea that high .....
» 30/01/2011 5:02:46 PM <but we won't. profit is more important.> Yes, but the profit you are referring to .....
» 29/01/2011 8:38:54 AM Exactly Merv. The problem with all the flood mitigation stuff is that it gets totally abus.....
» 25/01/2011 7:57:27 AM Pericles I thought that the method to try to measure the effect of population growth made.....
» 22/01/2011 10:58:53 PM <the idea that people are the problem is an artefact of bureaucratic rule.> Why the.....
» 21/01/2011 6:19:31 PM I think that human history would have been immeasurably better had all the self righteous .....
» 21/01/2011 2:33:05 PM <Any thoughts?> Well, aside from there being no apparent correlation between popula.....
» 20/01/2011 3:48:06 PM And while I'm at it I may as well talk a bit more about health and the relevance of cost a.....
» 20/01/2011 2:36:56 PM Pericles I thought that as an advocate of growth you would have some idea of the cost of .....
» 20/01/2011 12:21:30 PM <I'd like to see some evidence of that, if you have some.> I would have thought it .....
» 19/01/2011 9:34:42 PM Pericles I agree with you that there are implications for an ageing Australia, but is inc.....
» 18/01/2011 10:11:34 PM Pericles There is nothing to stop you presenting arguments in support of strong populatio.....
» 18/01/2011 8:26:51 PM But people do think critically, and that is why they question the growth mantra. They see .....
» 18/01/2011 6:45:21 PM <"would you like more people in Australia, or suffer a slow but steady decline in .....
» 18/01/2011 4:59:57 PM <The only conclusion that may be drawn from the data presented is that "neither po.....
» 18/01/2011 6:44:07 AM <"would you like more people in Australia", the majority would indeed answer .....
» 16/01/2011 10:38:11 PM <Apparently, anyone who dares to question your dedication to controlling every aspect o.....
» 16/01/2011 11:17:50 AM Forget Norway, Finland, Sweden etc. Pericles and Cheryl, those fervent pop growth cargo cu.....
» 15/01/2011 6:45:55 PM No Yabby. According to the population cargo cultists the Chinese should have allowed thei.....
» 12/01/2011 8:06:41 AM Funny. When the subject is immigration the population cargo cult criticise the Japanese as.....
» 3/01/2011 12:15:37 AM <"I suggest target practice"> If that is the way Gramps feels Blue he sho.....
» 31/12/2010 10:05:15 PM Personal safety is a valid issue, but it should not be confused with a policy which encour.....
» 30/12/2010 8:54:49 AM <They obviously have money that water-borne refugees don't have, as well as documents g.....
» 27/12/2010 5:46:32 PM SM Do you know what percentage of boat people die in the attempt? And how much revenue do.....
» 24/12/2010 12:47:47 PM It must be pretty tough, thinking that you are treating people humanely and decently, when.....
» 24/12/2010 8:51:06 AM Very unfair to blame journalists for this. The latest developments in science are of inter.....
» 22/12/2010 7:54:54 PM Where is the money in a story like that? Much more profit for some in having a nation of s.....
» 19/12/2010 3:48:16 PM Yabby Since when is an agreement legally binding if it causes harm to people? Would a rep.....
» 19/12/2010 1:41:18 PM How do you stop the boats? By treating all refugees equally. Now if I were a refugee seek.....
» 17/12/2010 8:28:22 PM Well said, Runner. How brutal can Australians be if they treat all refugees equally? What .....
» 17/12/2010 6:01:14 PM <Considering the fact that boat arrivals are a minute percentage of refugees, whereas t.....
» 15/12/2010 6:01:38 PM The author might have considered poverty in other countries like India or the Philippines......
» 13/12/2010 6:10:45 PM Ludwig is correct. What you need to know is the per capita cost of infrastructure to provi.....
» 10/12/2010 6:40:47 PM Well said PNP. Ludwig asks "What can be done?". As you point out, The provision .....
» 9/12/2010 5:30:32 PM Curmudgeon illustrates the implications of high population growth well. In India you have .....
» 6/12/2010 11:02:36 PM Yabby If the RCC didn't care about argument, then why do they spend so much time engaged .....
» 6/12/2010 8:30:25 PM "Condoms don't make much difference." So why does the Catholic Church make such.....
» 6/12/2010 6:34:55 PM Yabby Tobacco companies lobby governments for decisions that would bring them financial g.....
» 6/12/2010 5:54:50 PM Vanna "Unfortunately condoms are not often used consistently and correctly, and when.....
» 5/12/2010 5:15:30 PM Yabby The Catholic Church lobbies for policies which its hierarchy believe to be moral an.....
» 5/12/2010 11:17:19 AM Vanna is correct in noting issues like contraception are used by some to attack the Cathol.....
» 4/12/2010 8:17:28 AM <I don't believe it has ever been proven that condoms reduce AIDS. It is a myth that th.....
» 3/12/2010 10:33:28 PM Vanna As I understand things, the unavailability of contraception to the poor in the Phil.....
» 3/12/2010 8:53:34 PM Made up? My sister lived in the north of Thailand in the mid 1970s. One of her friends to.....
» 2/12/2010 5:59:39 PM Vanna I think the Catholic Church a wonderful institution and think that the world is a b.....
» 1/12/2010 9:18:35 PM Vanna Catholicism is concerned for the welfare of all humanity, not just Catholics. India.....
» 1/12/2010 7:30:16 PM The denial of contraception to the world's poor is a social oppression far greater than Ap.....
» 20/11/2010 8:21:41 AM <I think we are seeing the effect of Peak Oil now and I think we are lining up for the .....
» 19/11/2010 6:19:15 PM Ludwig So you want population growth advocates to acknowledge that providing infrastructu.....
» 17/11/2010 9:48:12 PM "Wood and tallow, Fester, are renewable resources," So are fossil fuels, though.....
» 15/11/2010 6:47:59 PM Never seem to hear much about peak wood or peak tallow these days. Electric motorcycles ar.....
» 15/11/2010 6:21:14 PM Prosecutors and Judges are distinct entities. In Australia some years ago a man was convic.....
» 12/11/2010 6:18:40 PM ucg-gtl is a stupid solution, and is unlikely to be adopted. Burning coal seams undergroun.....
» 12/11/2010 5:43:07 PM So where were all the bleeding hearts when the Federal Police tipped off the Indonesians a.....
» 10/11/2010 11:25:02 PM Does homelessness relate to housing affordability? In the 1950s you were allowed to live i.....
» 8/11/2010 10:11:54 PM You might want to consider the particulars of the case, e.g. http://www.cairns.com.au/art.....
» 8/11/2010 6:10:17 PM <To argue that a law should be repealed simply because it is old or allegedly draconian.....
» 7/11/2010 4:29:02 PM <I think you'll find the speedy not-guilty verdict was because there was no evidence an.....
» 6/11/2010 7:44:20 PM The main justification for a law is public opinion. It overrides other considerations. Suc.....
» 4/11/2010 8:29:37 PM I think that powerful people in the third world would feel greatly threatened were poverty.....
» 4/11/2010 8:05:21 PM The most interesting development in electric vehicles at present is with motorcycles. e.g......
» 16/10/2010 12:47:20 PM What an utter disgrace to subject a young couple and their families to the torment and sub.....
» 10/10/2010 8:02:21 AM Would there have been 85% support were the question asked in the following way? Do you su.....
» 29/09/2010 12:30:19 PM A third of food purchased gets chucked out? For whom? It might be true for an active footy.....
» 28/09/2010 8:12:52 PM "the answer in my view lies with finding efficient ways to reuse water, rather than t.....
» 26/09/2010 11:11:43 AM There are similarities with arguments for food supply and water supply. In Australia, th.....
» 18/09/2010 2:02:51 PM Yet another consequence of pursuing a policy of high population growth. The cost of buildi.....
» 10/09/2010 7:45:52 PM Where are all the population growth advocates? Whenever concerns are raised about the infr.....
» 7/09/2010 11:27:24 PM "It all hinges on hooking the children early on salt, sugar and fat." Chicken a.....
» 7/09/2010 7:39:47 PM Cereal manufacturers do no more than market food which appeals to the public taste. Health.....
» 31/08/2010 10:47:54 PM The funny thing about growth advocates' mockery of Malthus is the claim that Australia's e.....
» 31/08/2010 5:33:35 PM "it's not prison acting as a deterrent that prevents us from killing someone else for.....
» 29/08/2010 9:38:21 PM Philo "Your view that our troops are merely sent overseas to kill is misinformation......
» 28/08/2010 10:35:53 AM "most people are okay with sending troops overseas to kill people for oil, but we shy.....
» 26/08/2010 8:00:27 PM Runner Singapore's death penalty is an example of the last ritualised human sacrifice rem.....
» 26/08/2010 5:49:15 PM But Australia does at least have the death penalty by proxy: You tell the police that you .....
» 21/08/2010 9:58:02 PM What would happen if you swapped the populations of Finland and Kenya, put a big fence aro.....
» 18/08/2010 11:40:25 PM "My thoughts on this are pretty much aligned with those of Malcolm Turnbull" No.....
» 17/08/2010 9:11:04 PM Pericles Intervention has been more of a problem than a solution. For Australia, the high.....
» 16/08/2010 10:03:30 PM Well, it looks as if Tony has done his dash. Made out he was going to substantially reduce.....
» 16/08/2010 6:35:07 PM The trouble with reports and criticisms of reports is that they are commenting on a sector.....
» 14/08/2010 10:44:12 AM Agree Yabby. If people were given voluntary access to affordable birth control (meaning f.....
» 10/08/2010 6:42:23 PM What is desperately needed in the population debate is some objective measures. Of most i.....
» 8/08/2010 7:28:54 PM No, Steven. The population debate has been a case of some population growth advocates usin.....
» 7/08/2010 9:27:24 AM The growth cultists love ozzie. To the growth cultist, anyone not totally enraptured with .....
» 4/08/2010 10:09:06 PM The problem with claiming that Australia could feed 70 to 100 million people is that it ig.....
» 2/08/2010 6:00:20 PM Sonofgoblin and weareunique. With a rapidly growing population, expensive infrastructure .....
» 1/08/2010 11:43:43 AM King Hazza I also think it a given that there is a strong profit motive behind the privat.....
» 31/07/2010 11:47:06 PM The problem with private infrastructure is that the public pays through the nose. In the c.....
» 29/07/2010 6:02:32 PM When I was a kid the water supply was unmetered. You could leave the tap running all day a.....
» 26/07/2010 10:39:00 PM "We should be opening our borders to many more people and voting for parties that thi.....
» 25/07/2010 1:34:11 PM Why would zero net immigration be a calamity? There wouldn't be the huge infrastructure co.....
» 24/07/2010 3:16:43 PM Joe There is nothing hypothetical about the myriad of problems associated with high popul.....
» 23/07/2010 8:29:55 PM Why the assumption that high immigration is a carefully planned policy to benefit the Aust.....
» 13/07/2010 6:51:00 PM "So why should we believe this set of forecasts of disaster? " Very true. Six d.....
» 11/07/2010 4:04:27 PM Interesting, Steven. You reminded me of a story-no idea of its veracity- about an Eastern .....
» 8/07/2010 10:51:19 PM What about the cost of housing? Have rents been increasing? Is the cost of housing affecti.....
» 8/07/2010 2:47:03 PM Peter What about a woman near the end of her childbearing years having a Downs Syndrome c.....
» 7/07/2010 7:06:31 PM I'll believe any change in population policy when I see it, Ludwig, but the change in refu.....
» 7/07/2010 5:42:30 PM Very true, Joe. The missions gave heaps to those people. It's a shame that the good doesn'.....
» 6/07/2010 7:07:59 PM Loudmouth I was thinking along diet and lifestyle lines also. Fresh food in remote Austra.....
» 4/07/2010 10:21:43 AM King Hazza If you had a bag of potatoes and told everyone that it was a bag of vegetables.....
» 3/07/2010 11:52:38 AM King Hazza Perhaps you should read the climate change threads? No shortage of tail chasin.....
» 3/07/2010 9:49:25 AM King Hazza Perhaps the most illogical thing is your hostility? Surely it is a basic court.....
» 1/07/2010 11:27:08 PM Steven "The difficulty arises when one does not have that capability either because .....
» 1/07/2010 6:29:17 PM Very well said, Leigh, and I wonder how often the law would be applied? I suspect it would.....
» 28/06/2010 11:48:55 PM "We have already explained in simple terms that the way the whole thing ACTUALLY work.....
» 27/06/2010 11:15:57 PM Celivia Both organ donation and euthanasia involve a decision being made by a person to a.....
» 27/06/2010 11:07:00 AM I agree with CJ that Australian troops should not be in Afghanistan. Arguing for a militar.....
» 27/06/2010 10:01:51 AM Celivia If euthanasia legislation could solve the problems that you and others elucidate,.....
» 27/06/2010 9:42:43 AM Westralis I would again draw your attention to the principle of equal treatment of asylum.....
» 26/06/2010 8:31:14 PM Westralis I dont think I am doing anything other than stating the obvious, and I cannot s.....
» 26/06/2010 7:52:19 PM Severin There was a time when suicide was a crime: Would you agree that it is better that.....
» 26/06/2010 2:59:43 PM There are two jurisdictions here: One of the state, the other of the self. I would argue t.....
» 26/06/2010 6:33:41 AM Westralis Do you think it valid to discriminate between asylum seekers based upon where t.....
» 20/06/2010 7:58:14 PM But the sad thing is that the vessels are unseaworthy. The crime bosses aren't at risk, bu.....
» 18/06/2010 5:48:27 PM Why is it that a refugee can increase his chance of asylum by engaging the services of cri.....
» 15/06/2010 9:40:49 PM The big problem is that whilst there is no end of speculation about the benefits of popula.....
» 14/06/2010 11:12:00 PM Exactly, Suzie. Look at Japan. Despicable mono-cultural and almost mono-racial country. W.....
» 13/06/2010 12:10:38 PM The concern is that a refugee can greatly increase his chances of becoming an Australian c.....
» 10/06/2010 10:38:47 PM Well said, Leigh. I was upset when I read Abbott's comments on having Australia's populat.....
» 6/06/2010 6:26:29 PM " I hope you have met some of the people who come on boats and really understand just.....
» 6/06/2010 10:48:49 AM mellom Where should the enclaves be? Nearer the source, and I would suggest that this doe.....
» 6/06/2010 9:37:50 AM It would be unfortunate if engaging with people smugglers and risking life on unseaworthy .....
» 3/06/2010 6:50:08 PM The situation resembles that of the drug trade. The public focus seems to be on how to dea.....
» 30/05/2010 11:21:20 PM Dear Proxy, All participants in national improvement programs are issued with post partic.....
» 30/05/2010 9:16:04 PM Dear serf, An assessment by the Productivity Office has determined that your treatment is.....
» 29/05/2010 11:08:28 AM Agree Horus. There is all this talk about how the infirm should have a right to choose a .....
» 28/05/2010 7:02:43 PM I found the article a bit confused. The fact the we live in a society wealthy enough to lo.....
» 24/05/2010 6:30:34 PM "it is hypocritical to deny others the opportunities that our forefathers have been g.....
» 21/05/2010 10:31:48 PM Good points, Divergence. Notice how the growth cultists never want to comment on such mat.....
» 13/05/2010 10:20:58 PM "Revisit the article once more and write an asinine comment." I think it high t.....
» 10/05/2010 7:18:43 PM How so, Leith? Billions of dollars put into the housing market will inevitably lead to mor.....
» 9/05/2010 7:18:41 PM DLC You claim immigration to carry a benefit, but how much and for whom? Is the benefit f.....
» 8/05/2010 11:40:52 AM There are such contradictions in this subject. It is claimed that immigration brings a we.....
» 6/05/2010 7:11:34 PM "It seems the main problem is the excess consumption of resources, rather than the nu.....
» 5/05/2010 6:40:34 PM Negative gearing causing the housing affordability crisis? I totally disagree. What is cau.....
» 5/05/2010 6:25:59 PM "The onus of proof should be on those who wish to see our population burgeon to make .....
» 3/05/2010 8:41:46 PM "On balance, the problems associated with a growing population are more manageable th.....
» 3/05/2010 7:54:25 PM "If the global hystericists want to get my attention, please give me some SCIENCE to .....
» 2/05/2010 4:37:21 PM I'm more struck by the similarities, Jay. "Things will always be the same." is p.....
» 2/05/2010 12:02:58 AM "We can't predict the future but we can sees the past" Too right, Jay. So what .....
» 1/05/2010 12:16:57 AM "Perry and Hsu’s work also indicates that the present intergalacial, which has proved.....
» 19/04/2010 5:49:37 PM Pol Pot was right all along with his idea of an agrarian revolution. Yes, it all makes gre.....
» 17/04/2010 9:40:36 AM It is wonderful that people can grow enough food to eat, but is it valid to see population.....
» 14/04/2010 10:03:55 PM "If all power plants operated on the basis that they had to factor in the costs of th.....
» 14/04/2010 6:44:45 PM There is this 20 kw storage battery, predicted to cost $2000 and last for 10 years of dail.....
» 11/04/2010 10:41:16 PM The presentation of the nuclear waste hazard gives more cause to pursue the development of.....
» 11/04/2010 1:17:56 PM Shadow Minister "This might work for a small island resort of a few hundred people, .....
» 10/04/2010 9:05:39 AM For small island states, renewables with diesel generator backup probably makes good sense.....
» 8/04/2010 10:36:00 PM "Now where can we find some? Nowhere I know" How about the same place as you wi.....
» 8/04/2010 7:50:27 PM "This problem, along with the nuclear weapons prolifere seems to have remained unsolv.....
» 7/04/2010 12:04:06 PM Such a long article, yet no mention of why things are as they are. No mention of the sever.....
» 7/04/2010 12:15:49 AM "You're arguing with the census statistics? You know better?" Yes, I do know be.....
» 5/04/2010 11:24:19 PM "ABS statistics show that over 800.000 houses were empty on census night" This .....
» 5/04/2010 7:54:49 PM Sir Vivor The article you quoted suggested that wind farms could at best deliver a capaci.....
» 5/04/2010 10:21:28 AM Severin Despite your criticism of nuclear power, the fact is that nuclear is currently th.....
» 3/04/2010 10:29:01 AM The discussion of nuclear waste and mining dangers are off the mark. With nuclear power, t.....
» 2/04/2010 12:08:25 PM Foreign investment is not the problem, and would allow the housing crisis to be resolved m.....
» 28/03/2010 2:21:34 PM A good article, with the author pointing out the stupidity of building a nonviable energy .....
» 22/03/2010 11:13:35 PM Manorina would be comforted to know that there are like minds in India. Perhaps I could wr.....
» 22/03/2010 6:26:03 PM I thought it was a very good article. The desire to improve things and accord people equal.....
» 21/03/2010 9:32:57 AM Yabby Hasbeen is correct in pointing out that cng is currently the best option, both in t.....
» 20/03/2010 6:21:42 PM Sounds like a fun project, Hasbeen. It reminded me of this site giving instructions for co.....
» 20/03/2010 12:54:43 PM Out of date, Hasbeen? Here is a link to another article showing a comparison of CO2 emissi.....
» 18/03/2010 6:52:54 PM My understanding is that evs would have lower ghg emissions than petrol even if they were .....
» 17/03/2010 6:31:15 PM Consider the parallels between AGW sceptics and population growth advocates: Both use a su.....
» 13/03/2010 10:54:07 AM All this discussion about how much it costs to support the average Australian, but would w.....
» 11/03/2010 10:36:54 PM There is much research in progress, from the catalysed pyrolytic conversion of solid organ.....
» 9/03/2010 8:03:26 PM One point not raised is the hugely inflated infrastructure cost in times of high populatio.....
» 9/03/2010 7:25:14 PM I thought the anger was due to a perception that Australia has the developed World's equiv.....
» 8/03/2010 6:50:26 PM Racism is a subset of hatred. It is commendable to want to reduce hatred, but if such a ca.....
» 8/03/2010 6:37:26 PM A Ponzi scheme collapses when people stop playing the game. According to population growth.....
» 7/03/2010 12:09:33 AM Very true, Foxy. Morality is so polarised in politics. The best outcome for the electorate.....
» 6/03/2010 2:56:08 PM "In one corner we've got one tough, experienced pollie - Belinda Neal. In the other .....
» 6/03/2010 12:34:27 PM It comes down to how appropriate bullying and intimidation are as part of the culture, and.....
» 2/03/2010 5:46:42 PM What is scary is the conclusions drawn about my morality because of my concern of the impa.....
» 1/03/2010 9:26:30 AM I dont think it right to judge one's fitness as a human being by a few opinions expressed .....
» 26/02/2010 5:46:34 PM The argument that Australia requires high immigration for its prosperity is no more than a.....
» 26/02/2010 7:36:29 AM <Weipa was quite an eye-opener, for example. They managed to find a sustainable 64 GL p.....
» 24/02/2010 11:23:29 PM Pericles There you go again, making lazy arsed assumptions about people. It does you no c.....
» 24/02/2010 7:29:56 PM "I bet we'll find it when we need to. It's what people do." Sometimes they find.....
» 23/02/2010 6:56:44 PM Pericles "“At the time of the study, all jurisdictions had a no-dams policy, and the.....
» 23/02/2010 12:18:13 AM "Why not use the latest research and information from Europe" How about somethi.....
» 22/02/2010 11:35:46 PM Pericles "As far as water is concerned, we are constrained substantially by governme.....
» 21/02/2010 6:52:30 PM Banjo My own view of Hanson's political odyssey is one of alienating anyone who wasn't wh.....
» 21/02/2010 12:32:01 AM Runner There are real world examples of the infrastructure burden of high population grow.....
» 20/02/2010 5:33:44 PM Ludwig Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It would be nice to have a stable popula.....
» 20/02/2010 3:30:39 PM rstuart Thanks for the links. The discussion strengthens my belief that the pause in nucl.....
» 19/02/2010 5:29:16 PM Jayb For starters, I think that the massive amount of immigration of the past decade is i.....
» 19/02/2010 9:09:59 AM Then there is the vitriolic resentment that Pauline might get a few bucks for her senate v.....
» 18/02/2010 9:48:24 AM How do you grow vegetables? Do you throw a few seeds in some scraggy patch of dirt and ins.....
» 16/02/2010 6:47:07 PM I wish our pollies were as insightful. Whenever the aging population gets a mention, it is.....
» 4/02/2010 7:11:38 PM PT Barnum looked after his freaks: It seems that some of the clowns running the show might.....
» 17/01/2010 10:48:28 AM Dear grputland, Thanks for the reply and clarification. I'd have replied sooner but I hav.....
» 15/01/2010 9:59:14 PM "Removing zoning restrictions won't stop developers from hoarding land while waiting .....
» 7/01/2010 11:21:35 PM A very good article. The author rightly points out that Indian students feel let down with.....
» 5/01/2010 8:12:36 PM Q&A I think you get plenty of leniency on this site. I would suggest that if you and othe.....
» 4/01/2010 9:54:44 AM There is always Venus as a real example of the warming capability of CO2, Col. Not a compu.....
» 3/01/2010 2:10:02 PM "The proposition that doubling CO2 levels will lead to substantial (ie 3-5 Deg C) war.....
» 26/12/2009 11:02:09 AM "I would agree with Taswegian that Aus is too small to be able to afford to build or .....
» 27/11/2009 7:36:44 PM "I struggle to understand why so many claims are made about 'rental costs' being so h.....
» 21/11/2009 9:05:53 AM "Sometimes, the honesty displayed here is breathtaking." How true, Pericles, an.....
» 17/11/2009 6:45:06 PM Some posters seem to think that houses are affordable because people are buying and sellin.....
» 17/11/2009 4:26:51 PM Same old argument again. Immigration is fantastic because it delivers a plethora of cultur.....
» 16/11/2009 7:44:47 PM "Immigrants have added so much since. They have helped our economic life, not just in.....
» 1/11/2009 9:35:57 AM Surely the best solution is to announce to the reluctant disembarkers that the Oceanic Vik.....
» 27/09/2009 10:29:59 AM The big question is, "What has changed?". Are battlers more feckless than they w.....
» 22/09/2009 8:53:09 PM By the tenor of some replies I think Australia needs a miserable gits association. How is .....
» 17/09/2009 9:26:36 PM "Unfortunately it won’t, because developers and construction industry, aided and abet.....
» 15/09/2009 8:15:04 PM Unbelievable pettiness. What a fantastic opportunity for Australians and New Zealanders al.....
» 28/08/2009 6:28:44 PM As long as "water right" means "the right to buy water from the water autho.....
» 14/08/2009 6:51:52 PM Call for the compulsory sterilization of domestic moggies and you are caring, responsible .....
» 18/07/2009 9:48:52 PM Interesting, Ludwig. I would be very surprised if there were a trial, but if it happens it.....
» 18/07/2009 9:13:54 PM "Why exactly the onus of guilt is entirely on Nuttall and not on them to any extent, .....
» 18/07/2009 10:02:24 AM Thanks, Peter. I have trouble accepting your line of argument. My points of difference are.....
» 17/07/2009 9:46:03 PM Peter, If you are looking for a culprit, then ask yourself who is profiting from the curr.....
» 11/06/2009 7:14:10 PM Thanks for answering my question, Ralph. I didn't expect anything more than a Freislerian .....
» 10/06/2009 7:18:28 PM Cheryl The reason it is useful to know the per capita infrastructure and education costs .....
» 9/06/2009 7:36:47 PM "Modern economics is dead to them. They don't subscribe to capitalism." So what.....
» 9/06/2009 6:04:57 PM Milob "“...the massive immigration over the past decade or so seems to have left gov.....
» 8/06/2009 8:59:45 PM Humans and pets go back a long way. I consider the keeping of pets a part of humanity, and.....
» 8/06/2009 6:29:50 PM Okay Milob. You have made your point that people concerned with population are moral degen.....
» 8/06/2009 9:56:35 AM Great work, Milob. You and Cheryl seem to have proved conclusively that anyone arguing for.....
» 5/06/2009 6:30:44 PM Shadow Minister Wealthy nations might have lower birth rates, but it is impractical where.....
» 4/06/2009 10:55:16 PM As Yabby pointed out, it is not wealth per se, but the availability of contraception that .....
» 2/06/2009 8:50:34 PM What is the infrastructure cost per Australian? Australia has just ridden a commodities bo.....
» 22/05/2009 7:14:11 PM mo The idea that you can use a person's stance on population as a measure of their morali.....
» 22/05/2009 6:38:11 PM The reality is that public infrastructure projects cost the public a fraction of their pri.....
» 16/05/2009 2:08:26 PM The question of why some countries enjoy higher living standards than others is pertinent......
» 14/05/2009 1:55:12 PM Just because charges were not laid does not mean that an offence was not committed. A comp.....
» 12/05/2009 6:29:36 PM <No matter what the other factors that are involved in setting prices, the fact is twic.....
» 11/05/2009 10:50:28 PM And a little more about corruption vs conspiracy as a cause of Africa's lack of developmen.....
» 11/05/2009 8:35:32 PM <Economics 101. What happens when the amount of money in a particular market is double.....
» 11/05/2009 7:00:31 PM UOG "<<whereas a per capita debt perhaps hundreds of times greater in Australi.....
» 8/05/2009 9:10:16 PM There is no death penalty in Australia. I think it totally objectionable that a public off.....
» 8/05/2009 6:37:28 PM If it is genocide to give women in developing countries control of their fertility, then i.....
» 7/05/2009 9:41:44 PM "You might find Australia's debt is actually much larger than that when considering i.....
» 5/05/2009 6:28:03 PM "Properly developed and freed from ruthless exploitation, Africa's population should .....
» 30/04/2009 8:28:19 PM Looking at this situation from a financial perspective, it makes little sense to have a fe.....
» 28/04/2009 11:50:12 PM As Yabby rightly points out, give women in developing world control over their fertility, .....
» 25/04/2009 7:55:16 AM How about that deceptively simple relation, applicable when you reach the limit of your re.....
» 19/04/2009 6:41:50 PM <In 1989, a prediction was made that within ten years, the sea would be two metres high.....
» 18/04/2009 4:09:34 PM <the Wilkins Ice Shelf comment as it has reminded me about this particular piece of non.....
» 17/04/2009 6:04:18 PM How about arguing for population growth/reduction/stsbilisation on the basis of benefit? A.....
» 15/04/2009 6:38:47 PM "Fester, I'm not getting into a discussion on whether your layman's understanding of .....
» 14/04/2009 7:23:09 PM Good post, TomW. Has anyone else noticed that computers are getting smaller and more mobi.....
» 14/04/2009 7:13:15 PM Pericles Two observations of the articles you mention: 1. There is no mention of cooling.....
» 13/04/2009 4:42:08 PM Pericles That is 10,000 years, not 10,000 km. The area calculation is from satellite imag.....
» 13/04/2009 4:23:39 PM I'm reminded of the $1000 laptop argument argument of Perseus. The advance of technology c.....
» 13/04/2009 10:34:01 AM I support transparency, not obfuscation, Pericles. My claim was based on a comment by a sc.....
» 11/04/2009 1:49:08 PM "And interested to witness for myself the same sort of naysaying that apparently went.....
» 9/04/2009 5:51:12 PM "You will be able to see the Wilkins Ice Shelf, for centuries to come." The Wil.....
» 9/04/2009 4:05:24 PM qanda <the oceans are a huge heat sink and their warming is different to that of the “.....
» 9/04/2009 3:50:48 PM "I'm curious, do you fully understand published papers on, say, nuclear physics or en.....
» 9/04/2009 3:16:09 PM Too right, Fractelle. While it is unfortunate to see people sucked in by the often repeate.....
» 8/04/2009 10:44:27 PM Thanks for the cdiac link spindoc. The page on this site that has interested me in the pas.....
» 8/04/2009 6:06:14 PM <If we left it entirely up to scientists, they'd go right ahead and build an atomic bom.....
» 5/04/2009 5:04:55 PM RobP How can Darwin or Lincoln improve themselves now that they are dead? In the case of .....
» 4/04/2009 9:21:24 PM Surely no one believes that they were born that clichéd paragon of virtue, do they? Does a.....
» 3/04/2009 10:40:57 PM <One day, when we decide that there really is a problem, someone will do some serious t.....
» 2/04/2009 11:58:23 PM <I am interested to hear evidence from both sides, free of personal slagging> Morne.....
» 2/04/2009 8:28:46 PM <Simply protesting against the manner in which his ideas were trashed, does not indicat.....
» 1/04/2009 7:28:54 PM It isn't black and white, Pericles. In Morner's case, an awareness of some of his other be.....
» 30/03/2009 8:00:06 PM Not controlling the spread of HIV could have other consequences. One that seems to be emer.....
» 27/03/2009 8:48:59 PM Greenies? Greenies? Less than 10% of the vote, and somehow they are responsible for all th.....
» 24/03/2009 6:36:25 PM The problem I have with this article is that the author condemns government for problems t.....
» 23/03/2009 9:14:59 PM Andrew <I am not sure how you can accuse me of being "selective" when I prov.....
» 22/03/2009 8:06:40 PM <Selectively quoting figures that "those wanting fewer immigrants outnumbered thos.....
» 20/03/2009 9:04:33 PM "Dramatically reducing migration into Australia does absolutely nothing about the pro.....
» 17/03/2009 8:53:37 PM davidf You might scout around Land and Water Australia: http://lwa.gov.au/ I'd like to .....
» 17/03/2009 7:41:45 PM Thanks to Andrew Bartlett for providing a link. It provides the questions and responses. H.....
» 15/03/2009 4:37:45 PM Rob The point of my "pilfering" comment was not to suggest that Australia not t.....
» 15/03/2009 4:04:56 PM If you want to consider the economic benefits of high immigration, then look at the massiv.....
» 14/03/2009 5:11:06 PM <Care to explain why the Australian people are obliged to share not only their wealth b.....
» 14/03/2009 10:40:12 AM <Why not make your response one that is decided by voluntary action, not by violence or.....
» 9/03/2009 6:31:09 PM The irony is that you can build a dwelling that meets health and safety standards for abou.....
» 8/03/2009 8:28:25 AM <Why not make your response one that is decided by voluntary action, not by violence or.....
» 7/03/2009 3:35:37 PM Excellent point, Yabby. Some posters have suggested that curbing population growth entails.....
» 6/03/2009 10:12:35 PM Before going too far down the "People concerned by population are really Nazis" .....
» 3/03/2009 10:13:09 PM A Ponzi Scheme implies that no wealth is created. Clearly this is not the case for capital.....
» 2/03/2009 6:19:43 PM <Fester again and again in this thread I have said we must retain reward for effort.>.....
» 1/03/2009 4:03:27 PM I have a few ideas about capitalism also. Like seeing people rewarded for their efforts. L.....
» 28/02/2009 10:14:42 AM Antonios Are you talking about capitalism or parasitism? There is the hard work, innovati.....
» 27/02/2009 3:07:36 PM Are you sure you are talking about capitalism Belly? I am more concerned with the struggle.....
» 25/02/2009 8:41:18 PM "2. The globe is not warming" I'd assume that by warming you mean gaining heat?.....
» 22/02/2009 8:59:57 AM And then there is the massive debt blowout of the States. All the extra people have incurr.....
» 20/02/2009 6:05:21 PM Dont discount the effect of severely restricting the rights of landowners to develop their.....
» 7/02/2009 10:24:05 AM Yes. People questioning the value of population growth are all morons and should just go a.....
» 3/02/2009 5:47:41 PM "Why is it 'not acceptable' to talk about 'population management' as the solution to .....
» 31/01/2009 5:05:24 PM My concern is that a growing population may adversely affect living standards. Surely a be.....
» 17/12/2008 7:04:25 PM tRAKKA "there is no such thing as addiction" Does this mean that you are again.....
» 16/12/2008 6:40:40 PM Col "That might be what you understand." From your own comments you seem to gi.....
» 11/12/2008 7:25:32 PM Col My understanding is that even with legalised and unregulated drugs, it is unlikely th.....
» 10/12/2008 10:48:12 PM Exterminate them JayB? How refined. UOG asks whether it would be more cost effective to su.....
» 9/12/2008 6:39:08 PM The truth is that with a bit of skill and knowledge you can construct a safe and livable d.....
» 6/12/2008 5:37:09 AM So why is it that an increased availability of pornography in Japan is coincident with a r.....
» 24/10/2008 8:22:02 PM Fluoride and crime again. www.ada.org/public/topics/fluoride/facts/fluoridation_facts.pdf.....
» 21/10/2008 9:12:36 PM To finish, here is a link claiming that the price of a basic house and land package has tr.....
» 20/10/2008 6:09:05 PM Where are all the McMansions you speak of? I see plenty of apartments and housing being co.....
» 18/10/2008 8:38:04 AM "Wendell Cox says that if there were no land restrictions then house prices would be .....
» 17/10/2008 10:50:20 PM The fact that an unelected bureaucrat can lawfully pass on information to a foreign countr.....
» 17/10/2008 6:34:33 PM “So if anyone can show me how housing is less ‘affordable’ these days, compared to say, 3 .....
» 15/10/2008 8:27:19 PM The question is how long can "highly restrictive land use policies" (for most, a.....
» 3/10/2008 8:49:34 AM rpg If you see your scepticism as common sense, then say why. What is frustrating is to s.....
» 2/10/2008 10:52:56 AM "Tim Flannery on Monday night in a piece of breath taking hypocrisy..." Tim als.....
» 30/09/2008 11:56:55 PM Graham The problem is that Congress was voting to give a third party absolute control ove.....
» 23/09/2008 6:04:36 PM True Belly, but it happens here also. Look at the machinations of the property market. Bas.....
» 14/09/2008 5:30:53 PM "You wanna dog, you are 100% absolutely responsible for the conduct of the dog.".....
» 12/09/2008 5:36:47 PM Scaremonger. http://cern.ch/lsag/LSAG-Report.pdf "The safety of collisions at the L.....
» 11/09/2008 9:07:44 PM Maybe we should recycle dead people into biscuits. What intrigues me is why this guy gives.....
» 4/09/2008 9:02:14 PM Col Your assumption is that it is the substance which causes the addiction. My assumption.....
» 4/09/2008 6:11:01 PM Fractelle I'm grateful to Col for taking the time to participate, as I am to other partic.....
» 27/08/2008 9:35:58 PM Col "Maybe Dr Newman is a egoistic aberration, common evidence is he is only right i.....
» 26/08/2008 11:55:56 PM Col A genetic predisposition puts drug addicts in a similar category to diabetics. Perhap.....
» 25/08/2008 9:52:35 PM Col You might find this interesting: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/healthreport/stories/2008/.....
» 24/08/2008 9:33:10 AM Col Dr Newman is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. http://www.royalhistoricalsoc.....
» 23/08/2008 4:13:03 PM Col Didn't you say that you believed in playing the ball and not the man? Your response t.....
» 23/08/2008 3:54:16 PM Col "I do not see the collapse of civilization as we know it." But you later s.....
» 23/08/2008 2:39:40 PM Col's view of legalisation is that it will bring about the collapse of modern civilisation.....
» 22/08/2008 11:45:56 PM "How about you elaborate more on these “parallels” Fester?" Col, presumably the.....
» 21/08/2008 5:58:42 PM Such grace and wit, Col. Sticking with your strong points, I guess. "I have not “twi.....
» 20/08/2008 6:14:48 PM "When opium was legal, a one in four addiction rate in China." Twisting the fac.....
» 17/08/2008 3:53:19 PM And here is a link to further expert support of the harm minimisation approach: http://ww.....
» 17/08/2008 3:09:24 PM Col "You admit you “have no idea … managing illegal drugs” Try putting the whole in.....
» 17/08/2008 12:43:43 AM Col "So you have come back here to throw ad homenines(sic) around, as usual," .....
» 15/08/2008 6:36:29 PM Col You might realise that your error is in believing that invalid statements like ".....
» 14/08/2008 7:22:37 PM It is nice to see the sceptics with something. Hopefully the latest idea will leave the pe.....
» 14/08/2008 7:09:31 PM "Fester your patronizing comments are noted and discarded beyond" A pity, Col. .....
» 13/08/2008 4:18:58 PM "Col Why do you make the huge assumption that drug abuse would increase dramatically.....
» 10/08/2008 9:58:29 PM Robert The reality is that taking a drug carries some risk, and in the case of recreation.....
» 10/08/2008 1:50:00 PM "people could consult their GP for a health assessment and register as users with the.....
» 10/08/2008 8:59:55 AM "We don't need another tobacco or alcohol problem - once you legalise something it be.....
» 7/08/2008 6:23:32 PM "I don't know who fester is but I am assuming that that wise crack was aimed at me.&q.....
» 6/08/2008 10:42:44 PM Hey Ludwig Dont you love the identical reasoning skills of population growth advocates an.....
» 5/08/2008 5:30:51 PM Chris Shaw makes a good point about the latent heat of fusion, by which ice absorbs 334 jo.....
» 23/07/2008 10:09:40 PM Runner shows that population growth advocates leave AGW zealots for dead on the scaremonge.....
» 17/07/2008 10:32:21 PM "So are you suggesting we go back to pre "division of Labour" days, you gri.....
» 17/07/2008 5:48:02 PM "Not according to history, fester. It was all "authority of the King and Church.....
» 16/07/2008 6:21:07 PM Col If you have discovered Utopia then I am all ears. Until then, I'll settle for the emp.....
» 14/07/2008 9:31:20 PM Arjay If the ocean is cooling, then why are sea levels rising? A research team has found .....
» 13/07/2008 2:06:02 PM I would like to see the population issue treated in the same fashion as climate change by .....
» 12/07/2008 2:30:50 PM Col Private, public and judicial are all limbs of the same beast. For me it is more a cas.....
» 11/07/2008 10:49:48 PM Agree, Ludwig. What makes a great and prosperous country is an educated population more s.....
» 6/07/2008 12:48:19 AM grputland Thank you for answering my question. The differential treatment of commercial a.....
» 5/07/2008 12:31:43 AM daggett Thank you for your considered opinion. Yes, I agree that a growing population inc.....
» 2/07/2008 8:20:37 AM daggett While I agree with you about the use of population growth to drive demand, I beli.....
» 29/06/2008 9:23:59 PM "I now tend to think of wide scale abortion as being a form of racial genocide, wheth.....
» 29/06/2008 12:00:57 PM I'm more concerned by acts of animal cruelty. These are acts against conscious beings. In .....
» 18/06/2008 6:20:21 PM David When a commodity market is suspected by the regulators to be manipulated, they have.....
» 17/06/2008 6:42:55 PM Part of the problem may lie with the refineries. There is currently an abundance of heavy .....
» 15/06/2008 12:05:47 PM State governments have a huge job trying to provide the infrastructure to cope with a grow.....
» 4/05/2008 4:48:05 PM "A major problem is that all the renewable pollution free alternatives are no where n.....
» 4/05/2008 10:03:12 AM Perhaps the biggest advantages to capitalise on are the abundant sunshine and open spaces,.....
» 24/04/2008 11:43:31 PM Ludwig I thought that the purpose of the summit was to find ideas to maintain continuous .....
» 23/04/2008 11:05:12 PM The summit was a non-event, and it is naive to think that it could have been otherwise. Im.....
» 23/04/2008 6:50:31 PM Bronco Your solution seems to involve restricting peoples rights. Do you think this a goo.....
» 23/04/2008 5:47:52 PM David You suggest a solution. It is a good solution, but why should there be a "best.....
» 20/04/2008 2:23:56 PM Forrest You might like this link showcasing some of the architectural possibilities of sh.....
» 18/04/2008 9:16:10 PM Here is yet more evidence of a warming Earth, with measurements showing that the Southern .....
» 14/04/2008 6:31:56 PM Forrest Thank you for making such an effort. The accusations of posters like Mr Right des.....
» 13/04/2008 2:29:51 PM What I find hard to discount is the fact that sea levels for 2000 years prior to 1900 were.....
» 10/04/2008 8:41:21 PM What about the evidence of rising sea levels? Almost stable for three millenia prior to 19.....
» 7/04/2008 11:34:49 PM "The current generation is just going through what previous generations did." U.....
» 7/04/2008 6:16:49 PM "Governments - i.e. taxpayers. - should not be doing anything to assist people own th.....
» 6/04/2008 10:04:02 PM Arjay There is no invective I assure you. I am merely trying to find out what objective b.....
» 6/04/2008 7:01:53 PM "Too much faith in the cause and not enough examination of the evidence." Yes, .....
» 6/04/2008 3:00:15 PM Look at all the empty front yards in Australia! The owners could put in a few shipping con.....
» 6/04/2008 2:47:45 PM Arjay My question was whether evidence of a warming ocean would change your opinion on ag.....
» 6/04/2008 9:52:46 AM Arjay Wrong link. Left out "www", http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php.....
» 5/04/2008 9:00:43 PM Lev I think it good to see the debate focussed on the validity of physical observations a.....
» 5/04/2008 12:29:31 AM " There is no hard scientific evidence to back all the claims made by the alarmists&q.....
» 4/04/2008 11:21:50 PM The idea of immigration solving the grey catastrophe has problems other than the exponenti.....
» 1/04/2008 10:53:40 PM PaulL "No mention at all about immigration," Simply untrue. Immigration is dis.....
» 31/03/2008 8:18:00 PM "This is long on hackneyed and juvenile abuse and short on logic. Can we leave the s.....
» 29/03/2008 8:41:44 PM Q&A I think you are on the wrong tack. Perhaps instead of asking for an apology, you shou.....
» 28/03/2008 9:43:28 PM Graham Y Unlike Q&A, I couldn't care less if you apologise about anything. But I would li.....
» 26/03/2008 7:15:23 PM Dickie Thanks for the info on halocarbons. I enjoyed this story on how increasing halocar.....
» 24/03/2008 11:08:00 PM “I see you're correcting your error on halocarbons.” Try this analogy, Graham. A man in c.....
» 24/03/2008 11:22:03 AM “Fester, those links don't prove anything.” They do, Graham. You need to set the variable.....
» 23/03/2008 7:06:18 PM GrahamY “How do you demonstrate that there has been a change in South Australia's climate.....
» 23/03/2008 8:37:50 AM "Fester, you are putting the cart before the horse." Not at all, Graham. The ch.....
» 22/03/2008 5:18:43 PM One logical problem with Spencer's hypothesis is that it leaves the observed warming of th.....
» 21/03/2008 9:48:23 PM GrahamY My guess is that Q&A is alluding to the fact that evidence for agw has come indep.....
» 21/03/2008 10:15:29 AM Col There are the observations, like earlier springs, melting glaciers, rising sea level .....
» 20/03/2008 9:40:08 PM "Therefore total arable land in Australia is 467,000 square kilometers. In Indonesia .....
» 20/03/2008 9:36:45 PM PaulL "I am not denying that immigration and council intransigence are contributing .....
» 19/03/2008 6:04:18 PM PaulL "Firstly, High real estate prices are the result of middle class families purc.....
» 16/03/2008 10:03:32 AM There are alternatives to liquid fuels. Cleaner and quieter electric vehicles, for example.....
» 16/03/2008 12:28:10 AM How about technology coming to the rescue? It always seems to be just around the corner to.....
» 13/03/2008 8:19:43 PM Spain is a better place to look to see the consequences of an economy based on population .....
» 11/03/2008 7:49:59 PM JohnJ Thanks for the reply. (1)The cause of the housing crisis is simple enough (a lack .....
» 9/03/2008 8:42:05 AM JohnJ "If the "supply of housing is now at crisis point", why are housing .....
» 8/03/2008 8:49:01 AM JohnJ "In case you hadn't noticed, local government has precisely the same public ac.....
» 6/03/2008 7:44:00 PM An excellent article which defines the problem very well. Yes, Local Government severely r.....
» 6/03/2008 5:39:33 PM "We should not fall for the idea just a leader is needed" I agree, Belly. &quo.....
» 5/03/2008 5:52:14 PM Will a new King solve the problem? The main question is whether the system in place is in.....
» 2/03/2008 10:27:52 AM CJ "Mind you, plenty of them seem to have headed north to Godzone without creating t.....
» 2/03/2008 7:20:23 AM Excellent points, Belly. If the conditions for corruption remain the same there is no reas.....
» 1/03/2008 8:10:59 AM Maybe it is of more benefit to understand how the financial crisis developed. The high imm.....
» 29/02/2008 7:06:34 PM Col Bureaucrats are human, and I would guess that they could also be measured by human qu.....
» 26/02/2008 6:43:56 PM Col "Governments cannot be humane or compassionate." Many would disagree with .....
» 24/02/2008 10:11:03 PM Col It is always possible to cite examples of how people might have made things better fo.....
» 6/02/2008 5:39:46 PM What I couldn't make sense of was the comment by one of the women that she would defend Is.....
» 31/12/2007 9:34:16 PM I'm more interested in the physical laws which govern what is said by politicians and the .....
» 27/12/2007 8:37:14 AM Dickie "The term "insufficient evidence" or "no evidence" does n.....
» 22/12/2007 7:39:35 AM Dickie You still seem convinced that water fluoridation is harmful, but your claims re le.....
» 17/12/2007 6:41:20 PM "You are clearly unable to submit any report verifying your claim that scientists fro.....
» 15/12/2007 9:53:38 AM Certainly Dickie. Here, for example, is a review of the Masters and Coplan study. http://.....
» 14/12/2007 9:28:47 PM ctd http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/safety/osteosarcoma.htm :CDC continues to strongly s.....
» 14/12/2007 9:25:28 PM ctd http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/safety/osteosarcoma.htm "A number of studies re.....
» 14/12/2007 9:22:49 PM Dickie "Now that I have offered you threads to confirm that the overwhelming majorit.....
» 12/12/2007 8:32:24 PM "a cursory perusal indicates to me that you are off track with the link in my previou.....
» 11/12/2007 8:05:53 PM "the following technical paper, where the research has been performed by far more emi.....
» 10/12/2007 6:21:13 PM ""Worldwide?" That's a slight embellishment of the facts, Fester. Many West.....
» 9/12/2007 7:41:58 AM "Yes Fester, many professionals would agree with you and many would not." Not s.....
» 8/12/2007 8:13:47 AM Dickie "Get one thing straight Fester. Unlike you, I don't make claims which I am un.....
» 7/12/2007 6:31:03 PM Dickie "The "mass of scientific evidence" also assured us of the "ben.....
» 5/12/2007 6:51:56 PM If the mass of scientific evidence is correct and no human catastrophe ensues, will the an.....
» 1/12/2007 11:14:50 AM Speculators schmeculators. Yes, it is good to see this scrawny scapegoat dragged out of th.....
» 26/11/2007 6:09:05 PM Compulsory voting gets a big thumbs up from me, and I was immensely pleased to see the pif.....
» 26/11/2007 5:51:44 PM Yabby Commercial production of ethanol from cellulose may be less than two years away. h.....
» 25/11/2007 12:16:37 PM Flashgordon You seem to be judging biofuels on the current status of the technology. I th.....
» 22/11/2007 6:15:40 PM A very disappointing article. Yes, current biofuel production does not have good implicati.....
» 21/11/2007 10:57:46 PM Hi Shann By "free market" I mean more freedom for landholders to develop their .....
» 21/11/2007 6:11:54 PM Dresdener The housing affordability crisis would end rapidly with a bit of free market ph.....
» 20/11/2007 6:43:30 PM Bazz If only it were that simple, your misogynistic idea might have some validity. The co.....
» 19/11/2007 11:53:33 PM Bazz "There is no point in building two houses to sell to them." .......um, ev.....
» 19/11/2007 6:10:05 PM Bazz You incorrigible funster, you. Do you think that there might be other factors determ.....
» 15/11/2007 10:24:56 PM David Solar hot water is the most cost effective short term goal for developed technologi.....
» 14/11/2007 5:55:23 PM Demos If I lived in California I should be screaming for renewables also. With nearly 40 .....
» 13/11/2007 10:18:16 PM $5 million over three years for renewable fuel research? Far more gets spent maintaining A.....
» 12/11/2007 9:18:35 PM What do you do if there are too many people? Shoot them? As pointed out earlier in the thr.....
» 5/11/2007 10:40:55 PM Doesn't sound right. A couple of Australian scientists had little trouble attracting fundi.....
» 5/11/2007 5:36:51 PM "As you'd expect, a member of the CIS understands a complex problem in purely economi.....
» 29/10/2007 9:48:59 PM Boaz How does your call for individual spiritual change differ from demos' call for secul.....
» 29/10/2007 8:59:24 PM Pericles So you have never argued for skilled immigration to Australia on the basis that .....
» 27/10/2007 1:58:21 PM I would like to see a one post per article per day limit, but have no problem with four a .....
» 26/10/2007 10:05:57 PM Divergence It might further your insight if you understand the difference between a selfi.....
» 25/10/2007 10:19:05 PM "So which is it? Do I believe "it improves per capita prosperity", or that .....
» 24/10/2007 5:59:42 PM Pericles has argued for immigration because he believes it improves per capita prosperity......
» 20/10/2007 2:17:05 PM There is the possibility of allowing landholders greater freedom to subdivide and build. T.....
» 18/10/2007 8:54:09 PM Rainier The irony is that both Redneck and Wizofaus believe that a specific racial and cu.....
» 15/10/2007 6:32:29 PM "OTOH, it wouldn't be unreasonable to suppose that if Australia had not opened its bo.....
» 13/10/2007 10:44:20 PM "Even in the 20th century I’ll think you’ll find far more violence and genocide has b.....
» 13/10/2007 10:21:18 AM Redneck What makes this country great is the contribution and sacrifice of countless fore.....
» 12/10/2007 5:55:35 PM "I also think sheer economics will give a reasonably good indication when we're simpl.....
» 10/10/2007 8:21:32 PM So then Gibo, what do you suggest before Jesus comes? It might be hard to get enough migra.....
» 9/10/2007 10:34:24 PM Surely the big question is "What action provides the greatest benefit?". And her.....
» 8/10/2007 5:53:58 PM The main problem for Australia is about numbers, not ethnic background. But accepting migr.....
» 4/10/2007 6:44:34 PM Arjay The health debacle is due to the decision by government that Australia would cut ba.....
» 1/10/2007 3:11:52 PM "Wind, solar and other technologies have made great progress, but are still decades f.....
» 29/09/2007 10:06:37 AM Belly It is you who needs a reality check. Your "skilled worker shortage can only be.....
» 28/09/2007 2:49:38 PM "Fester, I heard an interesting suggestion from a WA company who are moving some of t.....
» 25/09/2007 7:29:41 PM "Fester your last post infers I hold your views against you?" No Belly, it infe.....
» 25/09/2007 7:30:10 AM Belly “Can I except that you believe an earlier post that almost inferred immigrants are .....
» 24/09/2007 7:21:45 PM “And just maybe xenophobia will still be a problem we must over come, well for some it wil.....
» 23/09/2007 10:06:11 PM Yabby You raise the excellent point that Australia needs to follow a strategy that will m.....
» 22/09/2007 3:39:30 PM "Fester, the problem is that you see the issue as black and white," You raise g.....
» 22/09/2007 9:42:17 AM Palief If immigration carried an economic advantage for Australians I would be all for it.....
» 22/09/2007 7:26:56 AM Immigration does not improve per capit gdp, so is parasitic in that any profit derived can.....
» 22/09/2007 7:12:57 AM Yes, it is sad to see Medieval reasoning applied to problems with enormous social conseque.....
» 20/09/2007 10:23:30 PM "Everybody wins!" Umm.....Not these guys, Yabby. http://www.smh.com.au/article.....
» 20/09/2007 5:40:55 PM Belly The Colombo Plan was devised to educate the citizens of developing nations, thus pr.....
» 19/09/2007 10:58:15 PM "I am hardly a candidate for lower income, hardly asking for that, a trade union offi.....
» 19/09/2007 5:30:38 PM Paleif When you keep bowing down to the call for slaves to save the economy, what exactly.....
» 18/09/2007 10:43:32 PM I find it interesting that organisations with a history of banning contraception/abortion .....
» 18/09/2007 10:27:04 PM Col So now its the drug Armageddon is it? What evidence do you have for this? You seem to.....
» 18/09/2007 10:14:06 PM Very funny, Belly. Very funny. What this is about is what it has always been about. Underc.....
» 17/09/2007 10:19:17 PM Mirko might consider how hospitals are funded. More specifically, he might ask whether tre.....
» 17/09/2007 5:43:22 PM “what you are talking about is more drugs to try to stop the use of other drugs.” If this.....
» 15/09/2007 9:40:13 PM “I have seen reasonable people turn into useless, self-centered and selfish tossers who th.....
» 15/09/2007 1:48:31 PM "Fester your attempt to adjoin the use of crack cocaine etc. with smoking or gambling.....
» 13/09/2007 9:02:13 PM I'll make the question simpler. How long would it take to buy a median priced house on an .....
» 13/09/2007 8:43:49 PM The greater hypocrisy is the inconsistent treatment of addiction. Tobacco, alcohol, addict.....
» 11/09/2007 10:37:33 PM Col You see oblivious to the concept that the criminal persecution and criminal behaviour.....
» 10/09/2007 11:32:23 PM Col You are using chicken and egg logic. You call for the execution of drug traffickers, .....
» 10/09/2007 11:06:09 PM "we are more likely than any past generation to stay at school beyond 15 or go to uni.....
» 10/09/2007 6:07:27 PM Thanks for reminding me Dresdner. I've been waiting a while for all the pro-immigrationist.....
» 9/09/2007 10:33:22 AM Isn't it nice to see all the calls for privatising utilities on the basis that the competi.....
» 8/09/2007 7:40:37 PM Dresdener "In Australia, by comparison, the big business elite and their Lib/Lab syc.....
» 8/09/2007 8:39:15 AM Dont expect much sympathy, haygirl. To the intelligent "big picture" people here.....
» 7/09/2007 5:23:47 PM The funny thing is that the technological change required to counter climate change will a.....
» 5/09/2007 10:06:29 PM >anything we do will have an impact, so are you suggesting that we throw in the towel a.....
» 4/09/2007 9:50:33 PM Daggett Shame on you for trying to spoil this blind men and the elephant pantomime. I ca.....
» 2/09/2007 12:38:33 PM Paul L. The new designs might be good, but that will depend on how the construction mater.....
» 2/09/2007 9:49:43 AM Happy to share the info, Cuphandle. You might also be interested in Vinod Khosla's views i.....
» 1/09/2007 11:01:00 PM Ultimately it is a technical question. So as much as politicians might like to think they .....
» 29/08/2007 7:44:27 PM eftfnc Your attribution of your tooth loss goes against the evidence, which suggests a su.....
» 28/08/2007 11:15:15 PM The sad thing cj is that eftfnc is the chief adviser on water fluoridation in Queensland w.....
» 26/08/2007 11:40:20 PM Yabby I dont like the idea of a publicly funded organisation, at its discretion, undertak.....
» 26/08/2007 9:27:39 PM So if Dickie and his mates stand outside a rug store waving placards claiming that some of.....
» 24/08/2007 11:33:57 PM So a researcher linking morbidity to the consumption of a fast food chain's product could .....
» 21/08/2007 9:47:26 PM Agrichar seems to offer the dual benefit of improving soil fertility and sequestering carb.....
» 19/08/2007 9:48:14 PM "Compatability and social cohesion is another aspect." I cannot see how banning.....
» 19/08/2007 12:22:16 PM If SEQ runs out of water within 12 months, is the ethnic makeup of the population of any s.....
» 18/08/2007 9:28:08 AM "Fester, do you think a Rudd-Labor Government would be any better?" I doubt the.....
» 17/08/2007 9:45:23 PM "Too bad nobody in Canberra is listening." And Pauline is their best asset. Wit.....
» 1/08/2007 7:55:00 PM Pericles Yes, Bangladesh does have dollar a day labourers and some of the world's highest.....
» 1/08/2007 7:17:16 PM $50 billion on climate change research? Do you have a breakdown of that Admiral? Is it USD.....
» 31/07/2007 6:22:15 PM Pericles, The wage/land equivalence example provides a great insight into the huge inequa.....
» 30/07/2007 9:46:41 PM >you can buy an acre of land within 30km of the CBD for US$15,000< Thanks for remin.....
» 30/07/2007 9:12:37 PM "If people cannot afford to buy houses, the price will fall. Agreed?" Let me el.....
» 30/07/2007 7:05:55 PM "Now, what was your point again?" You might have also noted from the same docum.....
» 29/07/2007 12:18:40 AM They certainly dont have such grand allusions in Bangladesh. Yes Pericles, I saw it in a d.....
» 27/07/2007 10:09:34 PM "If people cannot afford to buy houses, the price will fall. Agreed?" Certainly.....
» 25/07/2007 5:52:01 PM Brilliant idea, Runner. But how about putting the harshest penalties on the drugs that kil.....
» 23/07/2007 6:25:31 PM Yes, infrastructure would cost more. Up to 6 1/2 time more for some projects. This is a bi.....
» 20/07/2007 9:21:21 PM Thanks for continuing the discussion, Pericles. By privatisation I presume you mean publi.....
» 18/07/2007 7:23:06 PM Thanks for that, Pericles. Whether there is any plus or minus from population growth is a .....
» 17/07/2007 10:38:20 PM "I guess that pretty much describes the climate zealots, despotic control freaks who .....
» 17/07/2007 6:41:00 PM Pericles Had you looked at the PC Report a little more closely, you may have noted that p.....
» 15/07/2007 10:07:25 PM Excellent point, Arjay. While population increase remains the agenda, cutting out bureaucr.....
» 15/07/2007 10:15:51 AM Another blind man joins the pantomime. Pericles,perhaps you could set aside the theoretic.....
» 14/07/2007 7:55:47 AM Arjay You miss the point: It is the cost of providing infrastructure for an increasing po.....
» 13/07/2007 9:04:21 PM What has happened to all the comedians? The one about two incomes is pretty funny. But sad.....
» 12/07/2007 8:20:22 PM That's a great motto for die hard pot stirrers and other flak-o-philes......
» 11/07/2007 5:21:48 PM Very true, Kalin1. Housing could be built very cheaply. Shipping containers are an excelle.....
» 7/07/2007 7:40:41 AM Very amusing, Foleo. That's a great number of vacant properties to pay rates on and mainta.....
» 6/07/2007 11:05:19 PM Does anyone deny that house prices are market driven, reflecting a balance of supply and d.....
» 25/06/2007 5:52:16 PM Troublemaker "Windmills, solar panels and vegetable fuels are simply very bad jokes......
» 22/06/2007 6:52:57 PM Troublemaker "Too cheap to meter electricity" was postulated over fifty years a.....
» 18/06/2007 11:23:48 PM I couldn't agree more Admiral, but it's the fate of taxes I pay that concern me. You can p.....
» 18/06/2007 8:08:35 PM I often hear it said that Australia produces 1% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. T.....
» 13/06/2007 7:40:29 PM Celivia I cannot understand why the prolifers claim moral superiority for their prescienc.....
» 12/06/2007 10:14:16 PM What about all the dogs that get euthanased each year? A dog has the intellectual capacity.....
» 12/06/2007 10:00:31 PM Belly So the Hunter River floods about once in how many years? So you build all the pumpi.....
» 5/06/2007 5:34:17 PM "Life begins after the first cell successfully divides and replicates itself." .....
» 4/06/2007 5:45:57 PM Climate change. 300,000 immigrants per annum. How could things end up otherwise? Yes, pay .....
» 3/06/2007 5:25:04 PM Daniel06 "Seperate human DNA in the form of unfertilised sperm and eggs are not huma.....
» 28/05/2007 10:58:35 PM Goodthief "If we could agree about the status of the foetus, I have no doubt we coul.....
» 28/05/2007 8:24:01 PM Ronnie The law is to protect the rights of current human beings, not potential human bein.....
» 27/05/2007 8:02:25 AM Peter D Yes, the destruction of a human life with the capacity for consciousness is murde.....
» 26/05/2007 3:37:22 PM "100,000+ abortions a year X 95% on perfectly healthy mother and child X 95% for econ.....
» 24/05/2007 5:05:15 PM More to the point sharkfin, is an acorn any more an oak tree than the sporangia that forme.....
» 23/05/2007 10:46:38 PM Well said Yabby. I would like the prolifers to at least consider human existence as a cycl.....
» 21/05/2007 10:50:57 PM "Imagine the amazing people we might have on this earth today if it weren't for them .....
» 21/05/2007 8:25:13 PM Fossil fuel consumption could be easily met with renewable sources. The challenges are sub.....
» 21/05/2007 7:21:06 PM "When we decide to have more than two children per family,then immigration won't be n.....
» 19/05/2007 11:54:47 PM I have difficulty understanding the apparently vast difference between two gametes about t.....
» 15/05/2007 6:15:08 PM Oligarch From my perusal of the Productivity Commissions report, http://www.pc.gov.au/st.....
» 14/05/2007 5:21:11 PM Has anyone considered the huge skilled workforce available in Australia should immigration.....
» 10/05/2007 9:59:49 PM Solar thermal power offers the prospect of continuous electricity at a competitive cost wi.....
» 9/05/2007 7:34:00 PM Dickie On a point of logic: You state that Perseus' vocabulary is limited, but then contr.....
» 6/05/2007 2:00:07 PM This discussion might progress if each participant were to state the information which is .....
» 22/04/2007 10:15:23 AM I dont think we'll starve either, but what help will Australia be to the rest of the world.....
» 21/04/2007 9:45:46 AM Rojo Australia exports food for foreign income. How much food would there be if Australia.....
» 21/04/2007 9:24:57 AM Steve Coping with a growing population has brought about the infrastructure crisis in the.....
» 21/04/2007 7:58:18 AM Steve I get worried by the logistical calculations of population growth advocates. ".....
» 19/04/2007 6:35:20 PM http://bulletin.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=262081 Would you care to reconsider your v.....
» 17/04/2007 10:29:15 PM Perhaps the solutions might come more easily if you looked for them? No mention of solar t.....
» 17/04/2007 5:43:12 PM Rojo I'm glad you share my hope for solar thermal, and with its proponents claiming to be.....
» 16/04/2007 8:16:11 AM Rojo, you still have electricity and gas to supply the ten million(877 GL), and what about.....
» 15/04/2007 8:57:45 AM alanpoi As you probably know, there is lobbying for solar thermal power systems with the .....
» 14/04/2007 9:20:26 PM Ybgrip I am very concerned by population growth and sustainability issues in Australia. W.....
» 14/04/2007 8:04:50 AM Rojo "I'm not suggesting we will have 10 million people in Kununurra but it could be.....
» 12/04/2007 5:08:12 PM Rojo You are only considering the domestic water usage. What about the water required to .....
» 12/04/2007 12:36:01 AM Rojo In a world of over 6 billion I would guess that many would want to live in Japan. Bu.....
» 10/04/2007 7:15:35 AM I think rojo's 8% relates to domestic water usage. The other 92% provides our living stand.....
» 10/04/2007 12:08:08 AM rojo You repeat the line that unless Australia accepts large numbers of immigrants it wil.....
» 3/04/2007 5:26:26 PM The thought of David Hicks making millions in Australia from reminiscing about his crimina.....
» 27/03/2007 9:50:48 PM Why dont you people give the illegal drug industry the same brakes as our fine government......
» 26/03/2007 9:23:15 PM Pericles For goods and services free trade can work well. Australia would benefit greatly.....
» 25/03/2007 9:50:32 PM Pericles wrote: "Horus, I can only speak for the IT industry, where there is an acute.....
» 24/03/2007 8:48:58 AM Oligarch makes an excellent point in calling for real examples to support claims. Zimbabwe.....
» 15/03/2007 9:26:06 PM Rhian – I look at things from the viewpoint of minimising suffering, both animal and human.....
» 14/03/2007 8:56:22 PM Rhian Did you know that animal and human cruelty are linked? http://www.vet.upenn.edu/sc.....
» 14/03/2007 8:47:10 PM Yes, from what I saw I thought there to be a great difference. Cutting a sheep's throat or.....
» 14/03/2007 5:57:35 PM If the Middle East can claim a lack of development - specifically a lack of fridges - as r.....
» 13/03/2007 9:53:16 PM Then again, there is at least something that comes from this state sanctioned murder. In l.....
» 12/03/2007 6:43:14 PM It works out quite well in China. So many are executed that it is possible to coordinate t.....
» 11/03/2007 3:32:55 PM Out of interest Kaep, could ocean seeding have a role in influencing rainfall? http://www.....
» 10/03/2007 10:16:23 AM Kaep Once a theory is substantially supported by evidence, it rises above politics. Pleas.....
» 7/03/2007 5:36:10 PM Thanks Kaep. Personally I see governments more as ignorant crisis managers than malignant .....
» 6/03/2007 8:01:16 PM Kaep Good on you for going out on a limb. Out of curiosity, how is the predictiveness of .....
» 5/03/2007 5:15:46 PM Australia is a great country and gives oppurtunity to her diverse population. But what if .....
» 4/03/2007 8:46:18 AM All- Great conspiracy theories. I reckon you have the ticker to set up your own virtual s.....
» 1/03/2007 7:48:59 PM Perseus, you kindly wrote “Which(sic) makes you either a deluded green dropkick or a sleaz.....
» 28/02/2007 6:29:18 PM Yes Perseus, my model is silly, but so is yours. Yet you seem convinced of your model with.....
» 27/02/2007 6:10:12 PM Perseus Where did I get the glacial melt rate from? From this: "The paper by Rignot.....
» 26/02/2007 6:58:15 PM Perseus The 11% I was referring to is the increase in the glacial melt rate (And you comp.....
» 25/02/2007 2:57:51 PM Ludwig Have you considered how enticing SEQ will be to potential migrants under level 8 w.....
» 25/02/2007 10:14:58 AM To add to my last post, the rate of glacial melt described by Perseus for Greenland betwee.....
» 24/02/2007 4:51:05 PM Maybe Malcolm T should be more concerned with where the power comes from? Pollies are fun.....
» 24/02/2007 3:42:56 PM Perseus For someone who often warns of the inaccuracy of computer models, it is astonishi.....
» 22/02/2007 5:46:42 PM Maybe the nerdy image is more a result of a bread and circuses culture, led by politicians.....
» 21/02/2007 7:24:24 PM The issue of immigration is totally confused. Some advocate it because it will degrade our.....
» 19/02/2007 9:48:28 PM There is no "us and them" saintfletcher? There certainly is so. If you wish to b.....
» 19/02/2007 5:54:11 PM Well then, what about the Northern Rivers residents right to use the water to support thei.....
» 17/02/2007 10:52:59 PM vk3 It is yourself and col who seem to be missing the point re population. If there is an.....
» 17/02/2007 6:01:26 PM Bigmal I think that col rouge and others pointing out the association with population gro.....
» 17/02/2007 10:26:26 AM Yes bigmal, those crafty Tuvaluans have the gullible completely sucked in, though I would .....
» 13/02/2007 8:24:17 PM "Where do they find these nutters?" According to a Lowy Institute poll: http:/.....
» 11/02/2007 9:27:45 AM Johnj wrote "(but I can't access the full report unless I pay US$20)" Well Joh.....
» 10/02/2007 10:53:53 PM The most important point is that alcohol and tobacco use will always far exceed that of st.....
» 10/02/2007 10:23:45 PM That is what averages are for Faustino. Weather forecasting involves probability, so any f.....
» 10/02/2007 6:47:06 AM I would be very impressed if the sceptics could point to evidence for the Medieval Warm Pe.....
» 9/02/2007 8:58:07 PM A good case for nuclear engineering perhaps, Perseus?.....
» 3/02/2007 11:11:50 PM Shonga might have been referring to the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity"......
» 2/02/2007 5:14:01 PM Col, if you can prove the null hypothesis for climate change, then do so. You might note t.....
» 2/02/2007 1:17:06 PM No surprise to see another article critical of AGW on OLO. But I have noted a change in th.....
» 1/02/2007 8:40:14 PM Rhian. Thanks for claryifying that. I also have a soft spot for Ned Ludd; quite a good bl.....
» 1/02/2007 7:30:44 PM Rhian You shouldn't be so critical of Malthus. Some of his ideas are part of modern econo.....
» 31/01/2007 9:57:57 PM Kaep I agree with the idea that some are profiting greatly from immigration at the expens.....
» 30/01/2007 9:41:40 PM Good comment Perseus. I agree that the consumer stands to benefit from their own efforts, .....
» 29/01/2007 6:13:19 PM Wow! Another article on how outrageous it is that we consumers are paying so little for o.....
» 27/01/2007 5:29:54 PM There is vast research into alternative fuels taking place world wide, and yes, it is a sh.....
» 26/01/2007 3:17:26 PM I think it unfair to refer to Benny Peiser or any other climate change sceptic as a fraud......
» 23/01/2007 10:37:03 PM Thanks Perseus. $500 million on investigating CO2 geosequestration seems terrible wastage.....
» 22/01/2007 10:07:59 PM Perseus Instead of suggesting that ChrisC be tested for schizophrenia or drug residues fo.....
» 22/01/2007 7:10:57 PM I would point out that one of the main fears of people living on low lying Pacific islands.....
» 21/01/2007 8:40:16 AM Okay Perseus, I take that back about you elevating ice sheet melting models above climate .....
» 20/01/2007 8:25:29 PM ChrisC You said this about the Greenland Ice Sheet: “Based on current estimates, this wou.....
» 19/01/2007 10:38:35 PM Perseus, you said "It is also much thinner (average depth of Greenland ice is circa 1.....
» 18/01/2007 10:02:20 PM Look at the huge amount of research and development into biofuels, wind, and solar, taking.....
» 16/01/2007 7:35:53 AM It may be of interest to see how Islamic media and schoolbooks portray non-Muslims. I hope.....
» 15/01/2007 8:34:14 PM I have no problem with water rights as long as it is a true user pays system. Whoever has .....
» 15/01/2007 8:43:20 AM Characters like the Mufti are not unique to the Muslim community. Neither is the contrast .....
» 12/01/2007 11:23:09 PM saintfletcher You might be interested in this article on concentrated solar power in Mail.....
» 10/01/2007 11:24:23 PM Might I suggest that Australia's current level of prosperity has almost everything to do w.....
» 8/01/2007 11:18:18 PM Dickie I would like to understand what point you are trying to make. That is why I asked .....
» 8/01/2007 4:51:05 PM Dickie Could you give a specific link to back up your claims please? It might also help i.....
» 8/01/2007 12:47:37 PM Dickie My guess is that your nuclear GHG emission estimate comes from flawed research.(Un.....
» 7/01/2007 6:34:39 AM Dickie The early nuclear reactors only used about 0.7% of the fuel, so developing breeder.....
» 6/01/2007 10:20:22 PM The reason that gas comes second to coal is because gas is more readily converted to liqui.....
» 5/01/2007 10:29:35 PM Without a population growth fixation, governments would obviate the need to spend tens of .....
» 4/01/2007 2:14:23 PM Daggett Thanks. Yes, I am quite aware that the 4p a week study probably ignored a number .....
» 3/01/2007 10:06:04 PM Kaep You might enjoy this Migration Watch UK press release announcing an estimated per ca.....
» 2/01/2007 9:54:36 PM PK You didn't say anything of substance in relation to immigration and sustainability. Wh.....
» 2/01/2007 4:32:32 PM PK It is fine for you to use this forum to abuse people who have a different opinion to y.....
» 31/12/2006 11:06:15 PM spendocrat and PK might consider an encore. A flash appearance describing immigration crit.....
» 30/12/2006 12:09:16 AM PK writes “Without its history of immigration, where would Australia be?” Well, for start.....
» 28/12/2006 2:06:39 PM Leigh No net per capita benefit from immigration has the disturbing implication that any .....
» 24/12/2006 9:27:12 AM Leigh an Ludwig shouldn't feel despondent. At least OLO provides a public forum to air con.....
» 16/12/2006 10:30:11 AM Ludwig I would suggest that the democratic process is being subverted. Politicians have p.....
» 15/12/2006 8:02:35 PM Why should mass immigration be the status quo? The benefits are far from proven, yet many .....
» 14/12/2006 6:19:48 PM GrahamY On a per capita basis it is a zero sum game or close to it, so I believe my conce.....
» 13/12/2006 10:05:55 PM Sadly, I think that the political agenda is being set by those interests benefiting from i.....
» 12/12/2006 7:06:50 PM sharkfin Might I simplify your comment by stating that people support or oppose things ac.....
» 12/12/2006 5:18:33 PM Thanks Kaep. I will be watching with interest. What measures might reduce pollution plumes.....
» 11/12/2006 7:11:03 PM Kaep I suspect that if the entropy/drought theory was proven there would be a rash of wet.....
» 8/12/2006 7:59:12 PM Thanks pragma. Another thing to consider is the number of children brought into existence.....
» 7/12/2006 9:09:06 PM Don't forget that there are valid options other than spending more on treatment. Queenslan.....
» 5/12/2006 6:47:52 PM Chris I only mention trampling chickens and eggs to emphasise the distinction people make.....
» 4/12/2006 10:00:16 PM I'm curious. Where does it say in the Bible at what point a human being exists? I've alway.....
» 2/12/2006 9:59:35 AM Well said Kaep. Governments and the media continually champion the great benefits and hug.....
» 30/11/2006 7:52:23 PM HH Thanks. The example you give describes repairing a wing: It was broken, you helped rep.....
» 27/11/2006 10:19:59 PM Chris The hypothetical I gave differs from the forms of gamete segregation you mention as.....
» 25/11/2006 9:10:25 PM Chris Let me clarify. Your concern seems to be about destroying potential persons. Now im.....
» 24/11/2006 7:58:28 PM HH I suggest that you look at the definition of innate(instead of capacity), which by my .....
» 23/11/2006 10:04:13 PM HH “I don’t believe there is any warrant in common sense parlance or in scientific discou.....
» 22/11/2006 10:06:24 PM HH You argue that all humans have an innate capacity to be abstract rational beings(perso.....
» 22/11/2006 7:36:34 PM “your genetic makeup, including your appearance were destined from conception (fertilizati.....
» 21/11/2006 6:32:04 PM HH Can I now understand your argument to be that while humans might have defects, perhaps.....
» 20/11/2006 5:34:51 PM HH How can an anencephalic baby have an inate rationality without a cerebral cortex, and .....
» 19/11/2006 10:28:29 PM HH Your comments raise some questions. You consider Bonobos not to qualify as persons on .....
» 18/11/2006 8:27:03 AM HH As well as looking forward to an answer to my last question, I would also be grateful .....
» 17/11/2006 7:07:14 PM Thanks for the clarification HH. I had thought that your concern for the zygote related to.....
» 16/11/2006 7:10:33 PM Thank you for that HH. I would also be interested to know what you think of this hypotheti.....
» 15/11/2006 9:51:14 PM HH I understand that you consider any human embryo capable of growing into a human being .....
» 15/11/2006 6:28:08 PM "We are already a mere shadow of our ancestors." Do you have evidence to back t.....
» 14/11/2006 5:52:18 PM That is really good to know Chris, and I hope that adult stem cell research makes great ad.....
» 13/11/2006 8:16:27 PM Wayne Just what is it you are suggesting? Massive overpopulation followed by survival of .....
» 13/11/2006 8:01:13 PM "It doesn’t happen to other bunch of cells." But it did happen this way for Dol.....
» 12/11/2006 8:36:33 AM “If we could isolate the genes that determine our future appearance and extrapolate that d.....
» 11/11/2006 10:10:37 AM In reality, there is no slippery slope of moral decay arising from scientific research. .....
» 10/11/2006 6:54:51 PM col The interest rate hikes are having varying effects across Australia. The reduction in.....
» 10/11/2006 6:46:16 PM Steve Madden I agree that it sucks. And if your claim that the patent was granted for all.....
» 9/11/2006 9:43:39 PM Kaep Who else is doing research similar to your own?.....
» 9/11/2006 9:37:39 PM Did anyone miss that the recent 10% fall in Sydney house prices was coincident with a drop.....
» 9/11/2006 8:42:18 PM Wayne I am glad that you understand fallacious reasoning. But it only makes me more curio.....
» 9/11/2006 6:47:05 PM The idea that low dose Naltrexone therapy for a wide range of conditions is not investigat.....
» 8/11/2006 6:38:11 PM "The reason the greatest sportsmen come from Africa and other countries with a recent.....
» 7/11/2006 6:05:09 PM If you want an example of a socialist style government subsidy of industry, what better ex.....
» 3/11/2006 10:16:47 PM Perhaps governments could make housing far more affordable through encouraging the adoptio.....
» 27/10/2006 11:50:16 PM An extra 3 to 5 million in Australia would require the utilisation of an extra 2700 to 450.....
» 27/10/2006 7:32:34 PM What action could be simpler than stabilising Australia's population? I am amazed by the c.....
» 26/10/2006 5:42:15 PM "Apart from other options (water trading, build more dams, groundwater) SE QLD and an.....
» 25/10/2006 6:27:22 PM Ludwig You are forgetting that the Lord said "Go forth and multiply.", and sinc.....
» 24/10/2006 5:45:06 PM Ludwig I think you have hit a wall with "Go forth and multiply.". You can only .....
» 23/10/2006 9:16:46 PM How much improvement in average income or living standards from population growth do the s.....
» 20/10/2006 6:14:40 PM How can agricultural water benefit cities? Most is too far away from major populations, an.....
» 19/10/2006 9:37:24 PM Kaep That sounds like an awfully big secret for the United States to keep. Surely there w.....
» 18/10/2006 8:21:43 PM How could I have been so stupid to swallow all this lefty greenie scientist nonsense. All .....
» 15/10/2006 2:23:06 PM What exactly is being done, Perseus? Nothing that I am aware of. Governments aren't limiti.....
» 13/10/2006 7:05:58 PM Thanks very much for that Kaep. At least it gives me something to learn. It would be nice .....
» 12/10/2006 6:03:38 PM Kaep What properties of water does pollution alter?.....
» 10/10/2006 10:34:25 PM The Arctic is not a huge area. It is less than 7% of the area of the Earth's surface......
» 10/10/2006 7:39:06 PM GrahamY What was carbonari's point re Arctic temperatures in the 1930s? What is the signi.....
» 8/10/2006 10:28:09 PM Forget about the "Hockey Stick"? What you should realise Johnj is that the ".....
» 8/10/2006 10:39:44 AM Johnj You comment about the Greenland ice sheet taking 1000 years to melt. Estimates like.....
» 5/10/2006 3:59:23 PM GrahamY If the realclimate article wasn't clear enough then try this report on Arctic cli.....
» 4/10/2006 5:51:06 PM "The average Arctic temperatures on record for the 1930s were higher than 2005/06&quo.....
» 4/10/2006 3:47:12 PM While pro-growth interests dominate all major political parties the threat of climate chan.....
» 4/10/2006 10:13:27 AM Over the past three years sea levels have cooled, but sea levels have risen. This can only.....
» 29/09/2006 6:05:11 PM Kaep The relation between air pollution and reduced rainfall has been determined by caref.....
» 28/09/2006 7:45:14 PM Kaep Air pollution can also suppress rainfall according to this report: http://www.scien.....
» 28/09/2006 5:14:07 PM Kaep, dont forget that an event can have more than one contributing cause. And let us sep.....
» 27/09/2006 3:32:39 PM If anyone thinks the reasoning to be unsound then I would suggest putting your ideas direc.....
» 26/09/2006 7:51:26 PM A website that I find informative is http://www.realclimate.org/ The site presents the lat.....
» 10/09/2006 1:24:11 PM As far as I know, Australian citizens cannot be legally executed in Australia. As far as I.....
» 8/09/2006 6:01:40 PM If Indonesia's Judges are no more than political puppets, then why the hell are Australian.....
» 12/08/2006 8:00:44 PM Gosh, now it's the return of cotton and rice grower bashing. This is yet another regularly.....
» 12/08/2006 1:11:22 PM What strikes me is the contradiction arising from Politicians describing the current dry s.....
» 9/08/2006 6:03:25 PM Not a mention of algae as a biofuel source, yet there is currently a huge amount of resear.....
» 6/08/2006 7:28:48 AM And here is a site for another biofuel production method that claims to be able to convert.....
» 5/08/2006 1:54:43 PM Here we go again. The "economic collapse is certain without huge population growth&qu.....
» 2/08/2006 8:22:41 PM Kaep I agree with you on this. Having a referendum on water recycling was a total farce a.....
» 1/08/2006 7:10:31 PM Kaep Here is a url for diy biodiesel production. [http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_m.....
» 30/07/2006 9:31:03 AM Desalination might become a viable option. Recent research at the Lawrence Livermore Natio.....
» 27/07/2006 6:13:06 PM Peter Costello’s threat reminded me of comments related by a meatworker from his employer .....
» 17/07/2006 7:34:19 PM There is currently a test underway in New Zealand to produce biodiesel from algae harveste.....
» 15/07/2006 8:35:23 PM David Latimer My criticism was of the logical construction of your argument, which you ha.....
» 15/07/2006 10:50:54 AM With several adjustments to his argument, David Latimer has finally arrived at a consisten.....
» 14/07/2006 6:43:31 PM There is still the technical hurdle of converting cellulose to ethanol, so clearing that w.....
» 13/07/2006 10:34:12 PM David Latimer Okay then, you would agree that Australia with 1.2 million fewer immigrants.....
» 13/07/2006 6:22:18 PM David Latimer To quote you again, “....and claims that we [and EC was very clearly referr.....
» 12/07/2006 8:25:48 PM Thanks for the response, Yuyutsu. I still wonder what part of Australia the immigrants wou.....
» 11/07/2006 7:17:00 PM David Latimer might note that I have pointed out a flaw in his reasoning. The flaw is quit.....
» 10/07/2006 7:52:30 PM Dalma says “Your presumptuous claim " aussie's produce about 28 tonnes of greenhouse .....
» 10/07/2006 4:45:28 PM David Latimer's ease of refutation relies less upon strong arguments than it does on corru.....
» 9/07/2006 1:07:07 PM “The article is written as though there was a giant glass dome over Australian airspace.” .....
» 7/07/2006 9:45:15 PM Perhaps David Latimer did not read the quote in the opening paragraph, “‘presumably as a l.....
» 6/07/2006 9:46:52 PM Yuyutsu Thank you for taking the time to clarify things for me. I understand from your co.....
» 6/07/2006 8:46:15 AM Perhaps David Latimer should read the article again. I didn’t think that Eric Claus was su.....
» 5/07/2006 7:31:50 PM Yuyutsu maintains that Australia should have high immigration because it is a moral obliga.....
» 4/07/2006 10:54:03 PM Mercurius You might achieve more by arguing the per capita economic benefits from high im.....
» 2/07/2006 7:51:06 AM Yuyutsu So you understand the problem with Claus' article? From your post though, you com.....
» 24/06/2006 11:12:31 PM Perseus The incidence of disease results from the interaction of vector and host. So one .....

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