Back to Bolted-Down Industries


Once upon a time Australia was attractive to processing, refining and manufacturing industries using our abundant mineral and food resources, our reliable low-cost coal-fired electricity and a workforce trained in technical skills.

No longer.

Australia used to have 11 oil refineries, spread around the country. There are just 4 left, all over fifty years old, and all in danger of closing down. Green barriers to oil exploration have forced most of them to rely on costly imported crude oil.

We buy our jet fuel from North Asia and have just 19 days supply of aviation fuel in the country. Australia’s diesel supplies sometimes fall to just 13 days of consumption.

Now, for the first time in at least 60 years Australia no longer produces motor vehicles.

China and India have about 430 coal power plants under construction but Australia has not built a single coal-fired power station for seven years – some politicians even rejoice when they manage to close and demolish one.

Brisbane’s new trains are being made in India, Victa mowers are made in China and most coastal shipping died decades ago. Steel works and refineries producing aluminium, copper and zinc are under stress. All these industries are being pushed overseas by costly unreliable electricity and other government barriers and burdens.

Red-green policies being pushed by all major parties are making Australia more dependent on bolted-down industries such as mining and farming that can’t be sent overseas because their basic resources are here. And green opposition to nuclear power increases Aussie reliance on coal.

A century ago Australians relied on wool, wheat, gold, silver, copper, lead-zinc, butter, beef and timber – all products of bolted-down industries.

Red-green policies are pushing us back to those days. Politicians need to remember Newton’s Law of Bureaucracy – whenever the government tries to use the force of law to achieve economic goals the long term results will be equal and opposite to those intended.

So in the long run, red-green energy and environmental policies will make us more dependent on the bolted-down industries they now attack – mining, farming, forestry and fishing.


If you would like to comment on this article, or see other comments go to:

http://www.pickeringpost.com/glance/back-to-bolted-down-industries/7781

Further Reading:

Construction of new coal-fired power plants is increasing in at least 35 countries:
https://climatism.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/world-building-new-coal-plants-faster-than-it-shuts-them/


Asia is returning to Coal:
https://thediplomat.com/2017/02/why-is-asia-returning-to-coal/


Greens Disappointed by Economic Growth:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/11/14/co2-emissions-surge-greens-disappointed-by-economic-growth/


Australia’s Aging oil refineries are closing:

http://theconversation.com/security-in-doubt-as-australias-aging-oil-refineries-shut-down-5553


Viv Forbes

16 Nov 2017



New Book by Ian Plimer: “The Climate Change Delusion & the Great Electricity Ripoff”


Click the image for a PDF version.



Energy & Environmental Newsletter: July 24, 2017


By John Droz, Jr.
Source: https://www.masterresource.org/alliance-for-wise-energy-decisions/energy-environmental-newsletter-july-24-2017/

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
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Use FaceTime App with your iPhone, iPad or iPod


FaceTime generally is a video calling service that enables you to connect one user to another provided both should be having the same FaceTime application in their devices. FaceTime application is compatible with devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. FaceTime video call will enable you to connect with your friends and family instantly for free absolutely through the Wi-Fi connections.

However, FaceTime is the best way of connection between miles of km away from each other through the video calls as it will run smoothly as long as you’re Wi-Fi and data remains connected. The user interface of FaceTime is so simple and easy to use and understands and has lots of cool features that make the application favorable for every iPhone, iPad, iPod users.

Features of FaceTime application

Amazingly FaceTime application has lots of cool applications that make the users very enjoy it without facing any complications.

  • FaceTime application is compatible with devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.
  • FaceTime works as long as your devices get connected with Wi-Fi as well as it works on a cellular data plan that works without Wi-Fi.
  • FaceTime enables to connect with your friends and family instantly and for the free of cost. Provided the person should have the same application with his or her iPhone, iPad, iPod devices.
  • FaceTime lets you choose whether you want to make an audio call or video call.
  • The User interface is very simple and easy to understand and navigate.
  • Through FaceTime, you also get the features to block any unknown who tried to FaceTime with you.

How to Use FaceTime with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch?

It is very simple and easy to use FaceTime with your devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Follow the uses process instructions carefully that is mentioned below:

  1. First of all, you need to launch the application from the above Home Screen of your devices like Facetime for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Next, on your devices of right side screen, you will see all your entire contacts which you have to save on your address book. So simply click on anyone whom you want to make a FaceTime call.
  3. Now you will see that specific person’s contact card and details, so you have an option to select either through their email address or by the phone number. Make sure that the person has an active FaceTime application else the FaceTime won’t work.
  4. Wait for some time while the FaceTime call is getting access or connecting to the person.
  5. When the person whom you make a call accepts your video call his or her image will be shown on the right side of the screen.

Conclusions:   

So this is all about how to use FaceTime application on your devices like iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. You will simply love the application once you know the value of it especially when you are miles away and get a chance to see your parents face through this FaceTime.



UN Climate Exit Poster


The “Colderside” Web site has produced a one page poster for distribution. See:

http://www.colderside.com/Colderside/ClimateExitPoster.html



Kingroot Apk for Android – Root Your Smartphone Easily


KingRoot is a rooting application designed for android smartphones and tablets. It is one of the best rooting applications for smartphones.  It offers easy rooting feature to its users.  The time taken for rooting is also quite less compared to other rooting apps.  The Kingroot apk has easily understandable interface.  The apk supports Android versions from 4.2.2 and upper.  This is compatible with both android and PC platforms.  The official version for iOS platform is yet to be released by the developers.  Using Kingroot apk, users can easily root their devices in a single click.

Kingroot Apk for Android – Root Your Smartphone Easily

Users can not just root their devices using Kingroot apk, but also can unroot their devices.  It is quite easy process to unroot as well.  It is advised to the users who wish to download Kingroot to their devices to check if their devices are compatible with the apk.  It supports almost all the devices, but it is always advised to go for a compatibility check before rooting your device.  It is also advised to only download the latest version of the apk as it comes with more number of features and less number of bugs.  Kingroot apk does not support on Moto G device, but it does support Nexus.

Features of Kingroot apk

  • Kingroot has great support for wide varieties of devices in the market. As per a report, it is heard that Kingroot apk supports about 104136 models.
  • Usually, rooting itself is associated with risk, but in case of Kingroot, it is quite less and we can say that it is almost invisible.
  • Kingroot apk will improve the performance of device by rooting it with Kingroot.
  • With the help of Kingroot apk, user can gain access to the apps that have Superuser rights to install.

How to download and install Kingroot apk?

Decision to root once device is not that easy.  It is quite a tough decision to make as you may be putting your device at stake if you are not sure of how the rooting tool works, but that is not the case with Kingroot apk.  Rooting the device may sometimes result in damage of the device, but in order to play few games and apps run on your device, rooting is mandatory.  Kingroot could be the best option you can go with as it has less chances of damage.  Kingroot is not available in the Google Play Store for download.  In order to get it user need to go to its official page and download it from there.  It is very easy to download and install Kingroot apk into your device.  We are here to share with you the simple steps on how to download and install Kingroot apk.  Take a look on rooting alternatives Check Out: iroot

  • Download the latest version of Kingroot apk into your android device from online.
  • Go to downloads and click on the apk to start installation.
  • Accept the terms and conditions to start the installation.
  • The installation will take some time depending on the speed of your net.
  • The apk gets installed and you are ready to root your device now.


Battery Baloney


Playing Snakes and Ladders with Australia’s Electricity Supply.
By Viv Forbes & Helpers

Every day some green energy promoter or a battery salesman tells us how green energy with battery backup will supply Australia’s future electricity needs.

A battery stores energy. Energy can be stored using lead-acid, nickel/cadmium, lithium, molten salt, pumped hydro, hydrogen, flywheels, compressed air or some other smart gizmo. But NOT ONE battery produces new energy – they simply store and discharge energy produced by other means. They all deliver less energy than they consume. Moreover, to manufacture, charge, use and dispose of batteries consumes energy and resources.

The idea of producing reliable grid power from intermittent green energy backed up by batteries looks possible in green doodle-diagrams, but would be absurdly inefficient and expensive.

Solar works a Six hour day

Consider a solar panel which is rated to collect say 100 units of energy per day at full capacity, in full mid-day sunlight, with a clean panel, properly aligned to face the sun.

No solar energy arrives overnight and only minimal amounts arrive during the three hours after dawn or before dusk. That means that significant solar energy can only be collected for about 6 hours per day, providing it is not cloudy, raining or snowing. No amount of research or regulation will change this – the solar energy union only works a six-hour day and takes quite a few sickies. So instead of feeding 100 units of energy per day into the grid, at best, the panel supplies just 25 units.

Can the addition of batteries give us 24/7 power from solar?

To deliver 100 units of energy in 24 hours will require an extra 75 units of energy to be collected, stored and delivered by the batteries every sunny day. This will require another three solar units devoted solely to re-charging batteries in just 6 sunny hours.

Cloudy/wet days are what really expose the problems of solar plus batteries. (This is why isolated green power systems must have a diesel generator in the shed.)

To insure against, say, 7 days of cloudy weather would require a solar/battery system capable of collecting and storing 700 units of energy while still delivering 100 units to consumers every day. However if several consecutive weeks of sunny weather then occur, this bloated system is capable of delivering 7 times more power than needed, causing power prices to plunge, driving reliable generators out of business and wasting the life of solar panels producing unwanted electricity.

Solar energy obviously does best in sunny equatorial deserts, but that is not where most people live. And the huge Desertec Solar Power Dream for the northern Sahara has failed.

The report card on wind energy is different, but equally depressing.

When Australia had reliable, predictable coal-gas-hydro power in every state, the need for heavy interstate transmission was minimal. But green power will require robust and costly interstate transmission facilities to send large amounts of power at short notice from sunny coal-rich Queensland to cloudy Victoria, windless South Australia or droughted Tasmania.

Read the full report: http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/battery-baloney2.pdf [PDF, 157 KB]



How to Use VivaVideo for PC/Laptop on Windows


If you need a video editing app or software, there are many options to choose from. You can easily find the best video editing software on the web, these days because there is a wide range of video editing apps available for android, computers or laptop devices. Here is one app that is very famous, known as Viva Video. It is actually not meant for Windows computer, but there are some third party applications that can help you to use this app on these devices. One of the most popular third party applications is the Bluestacks.

After downloading the third party app on your window based device, you can get viva video for pc in an easy manner. It is an app, which allows you to edit your videos as you want. It is also considered as video camera editing tools. These days, a number of people are using this app and happy with the effects. It has gained a higher rank in the Google Play Store. You can also use it on the iOS devices. So, if you are a person looking for a way to use this app on the PC, then you need to have its APK file.

Steps to Download VivaVideo for PC, Laptop:

Even though, this app is available for android users only, even PC users can use it. All you need to do is to have the Bluestacks. Without any error, if you have Bluestacks, then this app can be run on your computer. There is a need of following a proper procedure, when it comes to using this app on your PC. The first and foremost step you need to take is to download the Bluestacks on your computer or laptop, whatever you are using, and then you can proceed further. There are some steps, which are necessary to follow while using the vivavideo for pc, look at them:

  • Getting started with the process needs some attention and proper knowledge. Firstly, you need to have the APK file for this app on your computer. It can be downloaded online.
  • After installing it, click on it and then right click on it. You will find the option known as ‘Open with Bluestacks installer.’ it is important to know that it will take some time to complete the installation process. Afterwards, you can go ahead.

Once you are done with these steps, you are ready to edit the videos to make them customized according to your needs and preferences. It will like a melting of ice cream when you will use this app. editing on this app will give you an exciting time. What are you waiting for? Start using this app, if you love to create videos and customize them for various purposes. It is very easy to use this app, if you have an android or iOS device. No matter if you have a computer having windows installed; you can also make use of this video editing app. Have fun while using this app and editing videos without any hassle.



The Social Cost of Carbon Regulations


Anti-fossil fuel SCC (Social Cost of Carbon) relies on garbage models, ignores carbon benefits and hurts the poor.

By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek

“If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree.

The UN Development Program also calls energy “central to poverty reduction.” And International Energy Agency Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol notes that “coal is raising living standards and lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.” In fact, all fossil fuels are doing so.

Indeed, fossil fuels created the modern world and the housing, transportation, other technologies and living standards so many of us take for granted. They are essential for electricity and life, and over the past 250 years they more than doubled average life expectancy in countries that took advantage of them.

But the Obama Administration and radical environmentalists despise fossil fuels and used every tactic they could devise to eliminate them. One of their most important schemes was the “social cost of carbon.”

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IRCTC Tatkal Tickets Booking, Train Ticket Reservation Rules & Timings


This is your Whole Chart on IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Charges along with IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Cancellation Charges Details.

The Tatkal principles are changing regularly most of instances throughout the railroad budget statements. Even the Tatkal timings, IRCTC Tatkal prices are all shifting all of the time. Even the Tatkal charges are fixed at a fraction of fare in the rate of 10 percent of fare for next course and 30 percent of fare for the other categories subject to minimum and maximum specified in the next table.

1. The above fees will be enforced closely equally in peak interval non-peak periods.

2. In the time of preparation of graphs, the staying tatkal tickets will soon be published to the General RAC/Waiting record passengers.

3. Tatkal centre can be accessible in Executive Class of all Shatabadi Express trains too, by earmarking 10% of the lodging available i.e. 5 chairs per trainer.

4. Tatkal reserving opens at 10 AM on a single day at advanceto the true date of travel date of travel.

5. No replicate Tatkal tickets will be issued. Repeat Tatkal tickets will be issued only in particular cases due to total fare such as Tatkal charges.

6. Tatkal tickets are awarded only on creating the next legitimate ID proofs:

  • Voter Photo identification card issued by Election Commission of India
  • Passport
  • PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.
  • Driving Licence issued by RTO.
  • Photo identification card using sequential number issued by Central/State Government.
  • Student Charge Card with photo issued by famous School/College to their pupils.
  • Nationalized Bank Passbook using picture.
  • Credit cards issued by banks using laminated picture.
  • Particular Identification Card “Aadhaar”.

7. Photo identification cards with sequential number issued by Public Sector Undertaking of State/Central Government, District Administration, Municipal bodies and Penchant Administration.

8. The specifics of the identity verification shall be recorded by the machine and suggested on the booked tickets too on the booking chart.

9. It won’t be compulsory for your rider(s) to visit the counter to reserve that the Tatkal ticket, but the evidence might need to be routed in the above method.

10. Throughout the trip, the passenger, whose identity card number was indicated on the ticket, and might need to generate original evidence of id indicated on the ticket, so failing that all of the passengers booked on the ticket will be treated as travel with no ticket and billed accordingly. Indication will come about the ticket seeing carrying exactly the exact same original evidence of identity throughout the trip, as suggested on the ticket.

11. In the event the rider whose identification card amount will be indicated on the ticket isn’t traveling, the rest of the passengers booked on that ticket, even if discovered traveling in rail, will likely be treated as travel with no ticket and billed accordingly.

12. Agents / RTSAs/Web agency agents/Web representatives of IRCTC are limited from the reserving Tatkal tickets between 1000 hours and 1200 hours . This limitation shall be enforced throughout regular inspection in the counters. The brokers both internet service representatives and internet agents will likewise be limited from reserving Tatkal tickets online between 1000 hours and 1200 hours.

13. Even for online IRCTC tatkal tickets booking, the passenger will enter the identification verification kind and amount, and that’s to be utilized for traveling. These details will likely be published in the ERS/indicated around the VRM/MRM in addition to from the reservation graph.

14. It’ll be possible to reserve a maximum of just four passengers per PNR for Tatkal tickets.

15. The internet services representatives of IRCTC is going to be allowed to reserve just one Tatkal ticket per coach every day online.

16. The centre of change of title Isn’t allowed on the reservations created under Tatkal Rules

17. TDRs aren’t being issued for waiting listing tickets.

REFUNDS on IRCTC Tatkal Tickets

No refund will be given on conclusion of supported Tatkal tickets / replicate Tatkal ticket anyhow in the event of situation:

When the train is delayed by greater than 3 hours in the travel originating point of this passenger maybe not the boarding stage when the passenger’s travel originating stage and boarding stage are distinct.

When the train is to operate onto a redirected route and passenger isn’t eager to travel.

When the train is to operate on redirected course and boarding channel or even the destination or the channels aren’t about the redirected route.

In the event of non-attachment of trainer where Tatkal lodging was allowed and the pupil hasn’t yet been provided accommodation in precisely the exact same class.

In the event the party was accommodated in reduced course and doesn’t wish to travel. In case the party travels in reduced course, the passenger will be given refund of difference of cuisine as Well as the gap of Tatkal fees, if some

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