Monday, July 18, 2016

Pauline Hanson on QandA

We may not know know everything,  but we are deeply challenged when the unexpected happens. This is a good thing , maybe even a God thing ?
Say when Hanson and Trump arrive.
We should know that our brilliant piecing together of cause and effect are as deep as the birdbaths in which we all splash. Yes there are relative certainties and we should  chase them, but humility would take us further than most of us think ( You heard it first from EA)

As as scientist,  I could scream daily at the unquestioning acceptance of causation crap based on mere correlations that occurs especially on The ABC who falsely believe that some experiment will prove everything and that we can afford to wait for it.  Cul de Sacs that , lets be clear cost the community  careers and growth.

Is there any hope ? Maybe not for us and our shallowness,  but there is for the unltimate triumph of truth in our world and the wonderful , if strange ,  way it can happen .

For a person of no faith , or who relies on a sense of their own (or ABC reasoning) reasoning this phenomena of the child calling the child out can and should frighten;Very left field .The truth can set us free but we may not like who is telling us  .
Dastyari ( Q&A)wanted to paint over the cracks  ( blurring migration with refugee demands)   with niceness , dismissal and "you will answer my question first "  In doing so he had to avoid answering basic questions about really where he was coming from .
The world is not just responding to Islam with hate.  Its also responding to moderate islam's failure to address,  as Hanson says the ideology which drives it .
Waleed Aly and others need to talk to the fear,   not dodge it like dumb Dastyari did. Where is this man anyway like the sheepish lot who joined him on QandA

While many who support Hanson are,  like her , shallow in seeing realities and  maybe even shallower in solutions. they are right to ask questions and put propositions , Hanson is at least talking to the issues ( unlike most of the panel ) For the child to call the child ignorant is to "take one to know one " and not worthy as many noted of the hour wasted on QandA .

Its not often the job of members to solve problems,  but to hear what other members of the community are saying . So far Hanson is doing that.
 Heads bowed low by the other panel members  whose only noise was counter accusation and cringing in the face of the questions.
" How do you stop radicalisation ?  was the question .  Are any of our Senators apart from Hanson aware of what young people think?    What kind of cringe stopped them last night from saying something about the frustrations of ordinary people . QandA audience just a fraction too comfortable?

Sunday, July 3, 2016

St Crispins day July 2nd 2016

I campaigned harder than I ever have knowing that each election risks the East taking control of the West .

We won back our seat despite the odds against us in Corangamite  The incompetence and ignorance of Labor about the two different cultures not helping their case ( Firefighters and  Schools meddling ) 

Like Henry V's troops we true Nationals are tired of fighting and with the odds against  us growing each for years  to greater that 5 to 1 . i was inspired by those now too old to campaign for farmers and for our young people who are given degrees but no mentors ,   

At this point we wait in hope .Its not clear if anyone will hold the balance of power ..  We have done well to hold influence for so long .

Unlike Labor we have held that confidence of the people not by numbers but by competence . Our  ability to act efficiently in keeping the economy productive hasn't changed .In 2004 when we first fought this battle i wrote about the risk of the children taking charge. As every year passes they gain more control . At some point soon judgement  must come for both the parents and the children

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jugding on appearances only

Instead of using his considerable intelligence to make helpful comments,  the opposition's spokesman  on Agriculture (JoelF ) and his colleagues drum up a storm by suggesting the busy incumbents are not doing enough . Too easy.

The very low price offered to some dairy farmers in Murray Goulburn and Fonterra this month is of grave concern to all those who follow the plight of farmers closely.
Barnaby Joyce is now one of very few whose considered approach shows that he , unlike Joel ,  knows that helping keep them stay resilient is one of the largest challenges any country can face . Barnaby  is engaged every day with its complexity.

Fitzibbon , like Ludwig , will be welcomed on very few farms for his carelessness .

Yet that resilient style of the incumbents doesn't stop the unengaged carrying on with quickfix solutions when it suits them - all in the grand old name of best intention( - which wise men know must ALWAYS  be checked for its sus elements)
I remember at University  some of the best minds would argue about how best to help Agriculture with its strange supply and demand curves .

Our Professor Lloyd and the Gruens ( Melbourne Uni) stood tall .
The taller economics building nearby housed smaller professors whose  fixed margins , planning and profit curves practice would bore any of us to tears . Where are those blokes now when you need them? We are not as clever as we think because the complexities of production and people  economic in the  real world don't seem to interest the parties.    
Maybe we should move the seat of governance up the hill to Parkville and keep the old noisy one a sa relic .The parties are behaving like  the move from democracy to Aristocarcy makes sense - oh dear !

 Its tough for anyone who wants to talk the real complexities of ecomia - who resists the modern theories of the gods of globalization and pure efficiency as the wine of heaven .  As far as i can see Barnaby Joyce  is on his own against a sea of free marketeers-- well heeled marketeers on the drip feed even ! . Heaven help us

I say if anyone says again " farmers need to be more efficient " i say rubbish careless talk . They  care more than the city does for their country and they have to bear the dangerous and unnecessary tension created simply by the silly insistence of mere efficiency .( threatens resilience building)  .

 At least our children haven't followed this false faith and started paying more  for eggs and milk.

So before YOU open Your mouth

Ask yourself if you and many on the armchair bench aren't part of the problem 

Read Telecom 2000 report and .Experts in 1975 described some of what is now common in the media as a very serious mental illness .

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Governments are not working - Victimhood is on the nose

TRUMP  may not be thinking ( ie pedantically -the progressives problem) , but he knows what the people are thinking .( metaphorically - the big picture persons frame )   Its not working

Those in current power ( the progressives) who 'think" that progress is about following the market and running the country on the shallow virtues of mere sentiment  are in for a shock - a reality check is coming for them .
The political philosophy of the left ( and even some of the new right) has always been reactionary. Even though, on the surface its changed,  its morphed from marxism attacking greed to poor me hiding behind greed  . So the impression that the progressives are " moving on , may just be an impression ' There is not much change in reality. If we are to seek full picture we must face the fact that the lefts picture of heaven on earth involves like the old - A father figure . A generous governor .
The left love to call it  "moving on" , but whose kidding who ?   Where is the Big picture?

The progressives think their ideal is  "evolutionary " but evolutionary  doesn't carry mean we all get carried off to heaven . The real biological process has limits but even natural selection has a warning  to all who make it god ( it produces and explains everything.  evolution , in such a use is clearly a faith,
You can't have a "moving on "philosophy without the risk that some unworthy edifices built by natural selection of the components will become extinct because they are naturally very weak .

In other words not everything works even under the influence of natural selection  

If plagiarists and children were only to admit they picked up gems and called them their own we might have metanoia , instead of paranoia. Fully baked and working not half baked and in the dust bin of so many incomplete views of what evolution means for society ( Hitler Stalin Polpot all used the idea still so popular to advance the case for the " strong over the weak " .

Can we afford another experiment based on the philosophy of evolution, the religion of evolution as the creator , the deterministic strictures of evolution as God  ( cf reality of evolution in adaption)  Clearly not , In One hundred years its caused a holocaust of unsustainable attempts at making like better for noone . Even allowing for the fact that its been the excuse for tyrants to run their own power games no one should forget how they retained that power ( power of ideas )

Final failure  is what happens and is demonstrated to happen throughout history with idealism that doesn't work ,
Which is it boys ?

Having  to eat their own words that 'morality is bunk ',  the progressives  can't NOW face the fact that their political philosophy is downright depressing shallow and patronising  . So many in power and "in church "are not thinking because their political philosophy doesn't allow them to think.

Many are stuck as deterministic materialists   YES they have adopted some "virtues " Not deep enough though to cut any deeper than scratching. Deep enough in their own myopia to make a splash in their  own little birdbaths  .But there is no future in crap, even if you currently hold power .esp COSTLY unsustainable crap 

If you want some freedom from this intellectual gaol ( which relies on taxation and drip feed )  don't vote for TRUMP , and those who chase the popular,  or desperate measures .

 Follow someone who just tells the truth .  
The truth will set you free
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Governments are not working - even conservation has a handout mentality

Most of the growing budget in handouts for conservation purposes is not only unsustainable, its not right.  Our taxes badly used.Its popular but that doesn't make it right . 
This big budget should be going to provide jobs for our young people in helping better manage and plan land water and plant use. Instead of that its being eaten up in tokenistic grants and advice and action that's not only skin deep but also often not appropriate in the site. Sound conservation is place driven not name driven ,,,,like the technological tokens below 
Take the current inducements - bulbs, panels and insulation ---they  cost the earth but every one loves em so they stay . 
We as a culture will be judged as overly self focused rich token generation conservationists who pay ourselves for being good.  or thinking we are doing good 

Everybody is going to church singing the right choruses about what they put in the plate ,but ignoring the big real world problems outside .
We can sing psalms about the end of coal without realizing that the little bits above will do nothing to get us toast in the morning .

And while we bask in the glow of our righteousness Peter Garrett at least knows that the hills are still burning - enough to send us broke

The low view of human nature inherent in the market driven mindset means you may have to pay him to be good . The unsustainability of that idea , let alone its implications in bigger government transfers and nannyism is enough to send those who don't adopt the prison view the nuthouse  or to vote TRUMP --i truly hope NOT 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Oh so powerful but oh oh so vulnerable

Both the ABC and the leader of The Project are in a panic . Despite being controllers of information,they are at a loss to work out why they can't control how people think . Santayana described their condition well - a bit fanatical .
Their focus  at the moment is on climate change and,  showing how deep the desperation goes we see  President Obama joining the chorus in his state of the Nation speech . What higher authority can they get ?   How long can the puffing last?

How come too,  the people are vulnerable to a child - someone who just asks difficult questions of the powerful . One who constantly ignores the PC and the ministrations of the maths office.  Someone like Andrew Bolt . It was once considered a great talent to keep asking questions of the powerful - why don't more people do it? . Why are more people doing it ? ( fact- they are )
 I  don't  go on about wondering why  - I know why or identify which bits  .
Incomplete presentations 
Some would say many don't want to change our use of energy - a fact . But  its not about the facts, but about the key facts presented .  When have you heard the wannabes  talk about dirty petrol like they chatter on about dirty coal;  Not credible with the facts, Not even  high school level logic is applied to the problem ID and solving .

The deeper point is that as FB media and others become more powerful,  we need more than ever a system that can question the doctrines and "key facts " effectively.  The media doesn't allow that to happen very easily because "the audience" do not have time to study things properly . The people are hungry for answers and the hounds of the media haven are ready and willing to howl  for them."Where is the wolf now and why haven't you him on CCV constantly?-- killed him?  ".

We have until recently respected those who study to show themselves approved and told our children to "mind there own business"in complex maths questions   Maybe in the info age with armchairs full of screens we need to do  more of it . I'm switching off both the ABC  and the PROJECT and its because I don't really trust the product .The simple equations presented are too simple .

We all know lots about very little and the ambition to know is fine , The wannabes don't know what they think they know and they don't practice good science  --we need some other way to know -not 10 minutes of  selected "key"facts  in an hours programming and an evenings commentary on their choice of those facts.
We don't need to be lectured about "how sharp and dangerous the wolfs teeth are" -getting the wind up !
Whose kidding who - most of the program is often about "selling"something YOU want us to buy anyway - who are we but vulnerable  like the audience in "The Entertainer "-" already dead" .If the ABC want a future they have to do things differently from other media .It may not be always popular to say certain things.

The facts don't speak for themselves - they just confuse the onlookers who should , if they think , be wanting to hear from the watchmen- those who are not confused by mere correlation  but who integrate equations  to produce " key facts "  "Fact checking" isn't productive  unless you can integrate the maths involved , ABC are lucky to have practical scientists, let alone good mathematicians.
We can't all be watchmen over every issue so why do same old commentators including dumb polys  preach . We are not as much short of resources as key facts to integrate and plan those resources . Its not just information we need but Key facts ,Key scientists on the ground would help,  but the trend is not to hear them. just  those who present nice simple equations and answer the select questions and shut up afterwards , Important. facts like" the wolf could be there"are made but little knowledge is conveyed  ! How much news is presented differently to keep us entertained but not informed or challenged.

The heavenly hosts must wonder , not at our determination to know,  but our failure to know and to find out when we don't.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Emergency broadcaster ABC is leading the cry wolf brigade

ABC breakfast presenters this morning, after announcing the longest hottest period for Adelaide in recorded history, proceed to take us on tour back to Japan, Paris and the  big worries about asbestos in Sydney . This extra stuff afters is clearly not news, but they ae making it so  -- and clearly designed to reinforce the panic in the ABC about the warmth outside the cloisters.... and the coolness of the breeze in their panic station direction.
.This extra hype is not news .They know that the public are a bit manipulatable which is not wrong until you practice it in your profession  Does the cap fit anyone you know/?  Mark Scott?  .  The  risks in Fukushima  and roofs in Sydney can be well managed  in the proper context of risk but the whole focus of the news is again around worry.  Listeners to ABC news 24 are switching off and feeling tired and depressed .

The well powered pilots of panic  continue to grow in numbers  because  the government still funds them to go find the facts ( they want) So important is this long and bigwinded thing that they get to do Bronwyn Bishop things and play helicopter parent all over the world .And the business of drip feed emergency services loves it too; Codependancy its called .
The ABC in their absolute ignorance of environmental risk management have appointed their very own worry warriors.Not scientists but pedants who know their exalted place.  WHY in the world don't they appoint more real world scientists as reporters?? --- if they love science so much ??maybe they just say that ?
, Even though the emergency agencies play up to this dramatization of risk , this sort of news and commentary will not work  because it shows no distinction between known and unknown People  die . .Like the  artist allowed still to paint freely at the ABC  the art exaggerates . Infact it seems , as you would expect of a new loose cannon in the building, it encourages the reporters to play along in a manner which clearly threatens the ABC's reputation as reporters not political activists .They go and find no wolf  , despite all the huge monitoring .  Short term gain long term pain for our once highly regarded ABC . ABC top management  clearly do not get it --unless they are just puppets - In Utopia these little risk management hitlers and worry warriors regularly make the CEO's job impossible . The ABC's  very own fact checking  too ignores the fact that even experts disagree about the implications of mere facts when risk is involved -- that's exactly what the small staff waste their time on in Utopia .
Who does the ABC think they are - immune from whats stuffing things up in the real world.  artists NOT scientists . Is that why Karl wears bright shirts? He knows something we don't ??
Victoria in the 1990's realised that creating emergency focus was not a good idea as prevention and site focus should always be the prime preoccupation of government .We can't afford the other even if business would love us to adopt it .Kennett may have been a pushover , but look at all the lame ducks who followed .
Modern libs get lost in anything beyond a push pull formulae for fixing problems ; and their mates make it even easier -" just open the tap and let US fix it ". they say  Its popular because its avoidance therapy and  a way to grow jobs - jobs on the public pay packet ; jobs not in prevention , but picking up the pieces. too easy although writing the specs for a job can take forever - the risk is usually long gone .
Suits the provider culture too who desperately need to see growth in problems - makes you wonder whether the conspiracy and cockup includes the need to create dependency; anything but that poorly fact checked substance called resilience.

From a resilience paper I wrote in 2010

The city worries about sustainability because, within the confines of its two column ledger world, it would have nothing within a few days of supply failure.
The educational paradigm restrictions of the city makes the majority of modern urban cultures very vulnerable to fear and fanaticism on environmental issues. Parties exploit or play victim to this ignorance .
 The country, on the other hand, is not in such a panic  for it has something the city never has-- experience with how to fit the pieces of the real risk and resilience jigsaw together and not worry nearly so much and only where it really matters . .

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