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Grant Goldman Editorial Monday 23 October 2017

RENEWABLE ENERGY Today I shall do something different by letting someone else write my editorial.  Not just someone else, but seven Queenslanders who all hold degrees in science or engineering.  Their names are D.J. Buchbach, Alex Campbell, Jim Elliot, Steve Howard, Don Mackintosh, Bob McCulloch and Des Pane.   These Queenslanders have written a remarkable open letter to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. I am going to share a shortened version with you, my alert listeners. We are a group of retired scientists and engineers in Queensland, and we are alarmed at the direction our country

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Grant Goldman Editorial Friday 20 October 2017

Green Propaganda is Costly Here we go again, the expected critical onslaught and venom against the announced Coalition government’s revised energy plan from Labor, the Greens and the rest of the misguided, brainwashed activists’ who can’t see the wood for the trees; i.e., if any are left because global tree clearing continues at an alarming rate by reducing the planet’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen. Yes, Turnbull has just pulled another ‘rabbit out of the hat’ and again by placing his metaphorical cat amongst the policy pigeons; it’s really about time all this politically

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Grant Goldman Editorial Thursday 19 October 2017

Peninsula Paradise Lost? Australia is currently enduring one of her most significant residential property building binges in our recent modern history. The NSW business elites have recently come together in an historic call on government to compel our elected leaders to stay the course and keep innovating and to be thinking big. This demand generated construction rampage has been influenced by a government inspired ‘Ponzi Scheme merry-go-round’ economy whose banking system largely underpinned by an official and artificially stage-managed construction boom fuelled by a voodoo economics’ cherished high immigration stance. Once peaceful oases of calm occupying the fringes of

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Grant Goldman Editorial Wednesday 18 October 2017

‘Western Sydney’s Aerotropolis’ + at what additional cost? Reported in the Daly Telegraph by Matthew Benns & Clarissa Bye; “Plane and gain for the west”, October, 12 {page 8} A fully developed western Sydney Airport could inject $22 Billion into the economy and create another 60,000 jobs, this article indicates; it must be further noted in this piece the figures suggested are for an airport at full capacity. Who came up with the 60,000 jobs estimate? However, Western Sydney must take care to avoid the mistakes of other second city airports around the world, which include Ciudad in Madrid,

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Adani & Government Complicity or Stupidity!

It’s somewhat difficult to understand, especially from a lay persons point of view, why Australia’s Federal and Queensland’s State Government are even considering allowing a company under investigation on fraud and environmental destruction charges to borrow tax payers money to the value of 1 Billion dollars when banks and private funding sources have refused to provide finance for Adani’s proposed Carmichael Coal project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Outwardly it appears to be a simple case of MONEY over the ENVIRONMENT and the WISHES of the people. We all know who NOT to vote for at the coming Queensland election

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Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 17 October 2017

“Electrickery”  The topic on everybody’s minds at the moment is energy prices for households and for businesses. Only, in case anybody doesn’t understand; what is a business? I work for a broadcasting business. They are a vehicle for entrepreneurs’ who by taking personal financial risks and other administrative burdens onto themselves they strive to innovate society and make some extra money for themselves and their families. Society is benefited by the products or services we consume as inputs and society gains from the enhancements through finished items or services supplied to others; in our case broadcasting to reward our

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Grant Goldman Editorial Monday 16 October 2017

Elderly Cost Cutting My esteemed mate and popular super radio network colleague Dave Sutherland usually signs-off from his shows with the phrase, “Be kind to your children because they choose your nursing home!” It seems never a more accurate sentiment has been expressed. I have spoken before in this segment about abuse of the elderly; so today I wish to revisit that theme and to focus in particular on the quality of care available to residents of our nation’s Aged Care facilities. Elder abuse is defined by the world health organisation (WHO) as a single or repeated act, or

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DEFENCE DATA DEBACLE

Yet again we the voting public are confronted with news of another ‘security breech’ where cyber hackers compromised computers of a national security contractor in July last year as reported by Sky News. Apparently the Government’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) only became aware of the hack last November. Amazing! The Defence Annual report 2012-13 contained an article entitled ‘New centre to strengthen cyber security’. The article continued saying ‘Cyber threats continue to evolve at a dramatic rate, so cyber defence remains a top national security priority for the Australian Government’. So what’s new since those prophetic statements were

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Stupidity or a Con Job ……..

Australia is fast becoming a manufacturing wasteland with many business operators caving in under the exorbitant cost of energy so it’s no surprise to see them close or take their business offshore. Its plainly obvious to we lay people that governments of all persuasions either care little for this country and the hard workers who slave to keep the money flowing or don’t have the common sense or political acumen to govern. Politicians, once elected have a free pass to make foolish policy decisions, to place the country in jeopardy, to exploit interests they benefit from, to change rules

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Boffins vs Reality

In a Boffins ideal world everyone should wake up feeling happy and invigorated looking forward to being driven to work in their fully automated car whilst relaxing watching the news on the in car monitor, sipping a piping hot coffee and chatting on the phone. Multi-tasking is made easy as technology takes over and more and more automation takes over our lives. Is it really that easy and as reported in the Gold Coast Bulletin (Saturday October 7) one leading transport academic’s solution to Queensland’s M1 traffic gridlocks will be the driverless cars. WOW! What a profound statement. So

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Grant Goldman Editorial Wednesday 11 October 2017

Go the NIMBYS! The State Government is encouraged by the Business Council of Australia to think big when it comes to our future but at what cost! Who pays, it’s you the voter-taxpayer not the Business Community? Don’t they now know that any assets of value that was producing rivers of gold income streams for the Government are now gone, after already being flogged-off by ‘fire sale’ Mike!  Our asset cupboard is now Baird!  [Taxation being the only remaining means to raise state revenue]. Reported in the Daily Telegraph’s front page of October 9; Think again by Mathew Benns;

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Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 10 October 2017

Gold Royalty in Western Australia Today is the Double Tenth, the Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China in 1911 under the leadership of Sun Yat Sen.   I may have more to say about the Republic of China in coming days. Today we have another important issue to discuss, because in just a few hours hundreds of goldminers, drillers, truckers, plant operators and family members will be attending a rally on the steps of Parliament House in Perth.  It’s rather refreshing to talk about holding a rally on the steps of a house of parliament.  You cannot

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Grant Goldman Editorial Monday 9 October 2017

Could NSW State Labor Leader Luke Foley be considering going Federal? [Are NSW state issues are getting boring for him?] As reported in page two of the Australian newspaper [September 27th] by Primrose Riordan “Labor leader aligns with China on BRI”. NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has fully endorsed Red China’s global infrastructure fund and mimicked language used by Beijing officials in attacking Australia’s media for being driven by a Cold War mentality towards the Communist governed nation. Mr Foley and prominent NSW Labor MP Ernest Wong [tied to a prominent Chinese political donor] , hosted a media conference

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Human Rights Commission!

Who are the real offenders when it comes to acrimonious propaganda being shoved in the face of every day Australians? Watching the latest tax payer funded advertising campaign by the Human Rights Commission one can only determine that it be disbanded and the bigots who continually put out this divisive propaganda should be deprecated for such actions. The HRC are the racists, they are creating such division within our nation and then blaming ordinary Australians, living ordinary lives for normal lifestyle choices. Politically correct, anti social bullshit is constantly being pushed in the face of ordinary Australians by the

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Cracked – Fractured – Broken

How else should one describe the disorder the world is experiencing and how has it reached the point of no return? Since the end of the Second World War it was hoped that peace would prevail throughout the globe and societies would embrace the opportunity to advance themselves and prosper. Fast forward to 2017 and take a snapshot of life on planet earth. It’s not what the masses envisaged. Conflict, discord and dissension are the norm and humans are becoming more and more desensitised to the violence, rape and pillage on the streets with no end in sight of

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Human Folly

Humans have been blessed with attributes far exceeding those of animals yet as a species we seem to be hell bent on self-destruction and the destruction of the planet we inhabit. Considering our evolution, the urge to conquer and dominate as proven by history is deeply ingrained in our psyche. Sadly the development of the human brain seems to have been infected with an unknown ‘virus’ which in more recent times is creating havoc across the globe. For the purpose of this text let’s call the virus ‘moronic lunacy’. Sadly, rather than cohesion and cooperation the human species is

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Dumb, Dumb and Dumber – Political Insanity

As summer approaches the days get longer and temperatures rise it seems that our Pollys are suffering from heat stroke and delusional aspirations when it comes to their latest brain snap. The Daily Mail reports Islamic extremists born overseas will be given a deportation ultimatum under a new Australian government plan. Foreign extremists will be given one month to enrol in a deradicalisation program or risk being deported, The Daily Telegraph reported. Community Protection Intervention Orders could be used to enforce bans and curfews on extremists, otherwise they will be at risk of having visas cancelled. Excuse me while I find

Australia / NSW / Powerhouse Museum / etc.

Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 26 September 2017

Powerhouse saga continues; this is what we have been commenting on for past 6 months. NSW lurches from unnecessary crises to crises, of their own doing and most likely will continue up until to the 2019 state election as the government appears unable to help itself. Council amalgamations, failed greyhound racing ‘reforms’ and ultimately the continued unravelling Powerhouse Museum saga.   SMH front page Tuesday, August 29th; “Billion-dollar Power trip” by correspondent, Nick O`Malley illustrates how NSW stands accused of excessive secrecy through its decision for the wholesale relocation of Ultimo’s Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta. Expert witnesses appearing before an

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Obvious Consequences

A life without conflict, a peaceful life, a life we respect and appreciate where everyone coexists in harmony. It seems that this is unattainable by humans under the current state of our existence. Today’s society has learned nothing from our past warmongering ways and it’s patently clear that only the weapons we use have become more sophisticated. On our current trajectory we humans, the only known intellectually advanced species in our solar system, who have been granted licence to live on this wonderful planet we call earth, are advancing by leaps and bounds toward self-destruction. Recent history has shown

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When a comment should go front page.

Morning Mail regulars are likely  well acquainted with Jack Richards whom always makes compelling comment. This one from last Saturday piqued one  reader’s interest enough to request permission to reprint it elsewhere. Both MM and Jack hope the reader does so. We encourage all our readers to widely broadcast anything we post—for the good of the conservative cause, of course! Given the agenda of MSM blogs like MM strive to serve people that know how to think rather than what to think. Jack Richards If SSM is legalised it will require changes to about 60 existing laws PLUS they’ll