Sunday, September 26, 2010

Good People don't Need Laws.

"If you have 10,000 regulations, you destroy all respect for the law." - Winston Churchill

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." — Tacitus (A.D. 55?-130?)

"Good people do not need laws and bad people will break them anyway." - Plato

"If we can just pass a few more laws, we could all be criminals!" - Vinnie Moscaritolo

"There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." — Ayn Rand in her must-read novel, Atlas Shrugged

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Kiewa River Flood September 2010

There was major flooding throughout much of Victoria last week. I would'nt say they were huge but the levels were about the one in 10 to 20 year flood levels. Here are a couple of photos of the damage around Mt Beauty.

This is what happens to fences under those conditions.

There's still a lot of snow on Bogong.

And on Feathertop.

A couple of bird photos.
First a gorgeous Kingfisher

How often do you see three Kookaburras sitting together?

And a magnificent Magnolia.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

If You Own BHP Shares be Very Afraid

Terry Mcrann rips into the CEO of BHP in this piece. I am serious BHP is a company that makes it money by producing CO2, for very good reasons of course. That CO@ keeps us warm, supplies the energy we need for our TVs, Washing machines, Fridges, Ovens, Cooling, Electric Blankets, Computers and virtually everything else we use. Now it's ok for a multi millionaire CEO to not mind paying more for these things, after all he earns more in a week than most of us do in a year.
But for people like you and me, any increse in the price of CO2 will lead to a reduction in our living standards. The bigger the increase the lower the living standard. This is true and even the most ardent believer in Global Warming/Climate Change cannot deny it.
It's rather strange for the CEO of a company to advocate a tax that will inevitably lead to the erosion of the companies value and its share price. Strange times indeed.
There is something deeply wrong with people who either belong to or vote for the Greens. They seem to either have an intellectual defiency or like Bob Brown have the ability to hold conflicting beliefs at the same time. I think it's called cognitive dissonance. Bob has it it spades. He's not dumb but seems unable to think through what will happen to the worlds population if his policies were implemented.
George Orwell once said something about many people being unable or unwilling to follow the consequences of their ideas to their logical conclusion.

Green Policies = Massive death in the Third World and a massive drop in living standards for those in modern socities.