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Comment on Cool heads consider global warming by Steve Brown.

Having read this and others articles by and about the visiting climate change circus I can’t help but wonder if it’s all a joke, or has the world been dummied down, taken over by some kind of sub-intelligent species! Where in the hell has common sense gone??
You know, the innate human ability to know when you are being sold a pup! The ability to at the very least raise an intelligent question, such as why does our government feel the desperate need to sell this idiotic climate policy?? Is it really a belief in the horror stories being put about by this group or are they a bunch of idiots being carefully driven and manipulated by some crafty speculators set to make millions out of thin air. Carbon Sequestration my backside, what a shameful joke on us all! Whenever I hear mention of Professor Slattery [sic – ED] and his cronies I can’t help but think of the Bee Gees song, “I started a Joke”! That is certainly how History will view him. This week Mr Slattery tells us that we are going to face massive soul and body destroying temperatures, loss of species, severe storms and all sorts of other extreme horrors. This is complete fear mongering! A very grotesque and deliberate distortion of the facts! The language of a con man, not a scientist!
Take one of the main premises of the argument, the one that means we should all panic and pay more tax to save ourselves, “the Greenhouse theory”. This theory has been around a long time, it is an extremely well understood set of effects getting its name as you would guess from the sort of conditions generated by a “greenhouse”. So what are those effects? Well, first off the effect does not lead to extreme temperatures or extreme anything for that matter, it actually has the opposite effect, it brings the extreme high temperatures down, whilst at the same time raising the minimum temperatures so overall temperature variation is much reduced. This is why we use greenhouses for agricultural purposes. The greenhouse effect also raises the level of humidity considerably which in short on a global scale means more precipitation, more rain which in turn means more growth, more plant life which also requires and uses more carbon dioxide. All of this means more overall production of food which by the way helps the survival chances of endangered species. Isn’t all this quite amazing? A self perpetuating balance, almost as if the earth can run itself without our assistance!! Possibly even without tax!
The facts are if you want to ignore the sensationalised theories and study the available “proven” science closely, Alice Springs and its surrounds would be considerably “better off” under the premises of global warming. Alas, sadly for us however the most likely premise is that things will remain exactly as they are and always have been in the centre, completely unpredictable and we should go right on busily coping with that while filing Mr Slattery and his entourage of snake oil salesmen under the heading of the “world’s greatest cons”.

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Cool heads consider global warming
M Webb: so many wild weather changes in the life time of man. So we caused the ice age … we were the cause that changed the fertile land to desert in Egypt so many years ago. History is fact as it did happen and is recorded … so many wild weather changes. Facts … not your fiction read by cult extremist … that the sky is failing … and it is our fault … change is now available to us by technology, man made technology … like our computer age when first designed the cost came with an enormous price tag … with time everyone has one and the price is very affordable … green energy is at a cost that would put most of the consumers without the vital life line of power.
We need more money into advancement of the technology to make it affordable … not forcing electrical suppliers to spend millions on technology that is new and costs are so high.
We need advancement into clean energy. What we don’t need is high paid snake oil salesmen from the government with their lies and deceit blaming us for it all. So M Webb, like Mr Slattery, get your facts correct before you make wild statements.


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Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill: the nays have it 
@ Concerned Arrernte Man: If you were indeed a concerned Arrernte “man” you would use your real name, like a man, so that we locals know what your word is worth.
What I suspect is that you aren’t local at all. We are trying to put our town together not rip it apart, your intention is clearly the opposite.
Anzac Hill was sincerely and solemnly dedicated by TOs many years ago to the purpose which it serves respectfully to this day.
It was and remains a joint community effort, if indeed you are a Arrernte man you would do well to respect and to learn from the decisions of your elders.


‘Dangerous, alarming’ property tax strongly opposed by council
Yeh Evelyn I used those words so as not to go into a long winded conversation about the technicalities of Drilling for Gas as it has nothing to do with the conversation at hand… However I am extremely well aware of the dangers or otherwise of Drilling. I have drilled water bores myself and I have family in the exploration business who own their own Rigs. Horizontal Drilling has been in use for a long time it has been developed simply to save costs because you don’t have to drill as many vertical penetrations through the water bearing Aquifers as such it is actually a much safer less expensive method of extraction. Further to this my comment around safety of some forms of Fracking refers to Coal Seam Gas which I substantially oppose.


Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill: the nays have it 
It is important when dealing with issues that stir emotions and threaten to deepen the divides in our community that we remember and respect that we are One Nation called Australia. That we are a Democracy! We regard all our citizens as equals! In a democracy decisions fall in favour of the Majority, regardless of race, gender or religion.

Separate recognition is not respect! It is a continuation of, a deepening of, the Politics of Apartheid and Victimhood.
Nothing, but greater and greater division will come of it!
No good ever comes from Apartheid.
Only the institutionalised acceptance of lower standards and less expectation, for those on the wrong side of it.
Previously as a Councillor and Political Candidate I was approached time and time again by locals of Aboriginal background, Aussies who are sick to death of division who just want to get on with their lives just like the rest of us, stating that they do not want to see separate flags flying on Anzac Hill because that sends the message that they aren’t accepted as Australians.
I am also aware of Councillor DeBrenni and other efforts to consult widely on this front, checking the views of many locals Aboriginal and non-alike, making sure that their views are expressed clearly in Council.
Many local families don’t wish others to know their views as in a small town it can lead to family infighting as we have witnessed firsthand with a small group of locals attacking views expressed by Councillor Price. They rely heavily on their Elected Representatives to put forward their view and to stand up for them.
This whole flag flying issue was instigated by Labor MLA Chansey Paech its only intent to create disruption dissent and division its only intent to divert attention from his failure to stand up for our Community while once again it comes apart under a Labor Government.
The ladies who approached Council did so with a letter about respect reconciliation and working together. There was no mention whatsoever of flying flags, nor was it mentioned by Catherine Satour when presenting the letter. From events later in the evening it came to the fore that the letter was actually apart of an attack on Councillor Price because of her expressed views on the very things that should also be of great concern to these ladies.


‘Dangerous, alarming’ property tax strongly opposed by council
Evelyn, So easy to make throw away green propaganda statements without taking any responsibility for dealing with the consequences.
Firstly under many circumstances Fracking is perfectly safe!
We’ve been Fracking Conventional and Tight Gas wells for some fifty years. There is an established industry already operating in the Territory and many reliant on it, including for that matter nearly all the Territory’s power supplies!
Further if we stand in the way and don’t further develop our Gas Supplies as the rest of the country expects us to, there is a price to pay!
We are going to receive less GST!
After all why should the rest of Aus. who already have Fracking, support what you believe at their expense?
In response to this issue you are suggesting that we ask struggling Territorians to pay another level of Tax similar to a second lot of rates every year.
This, in a shrinking economy!
We are already struggling with affordability, Land Taxes will translate into higher rents and Higher costs all round.
I don’t think Territorians can or want to afford that. Especially given that much of the country already receives revenue from “Fracking”, which surprisingly enough, is why their eyebrows are somewhat raised in our direction.
So we might want to give it all a lot more thought than cheap throw away lines. Not that I’m saying Fracking is the only answer to our revenue issue, it certainly isn’t. We have a shrinking economy because it is being strangled by our Government suffocating any industry that offers potential growth and strangling the life from existing business. The real answer is actually to strangle Government and return to a private enterprise driven economy.


‘Dangerous, alarming’ property tax strongly opposed by council
The amounts I’ve heard quoted for the initial land tax are far in excess of $300 but even if they weren’t initially they pretty soon would be.
The Territory has a revenue problem alright. Why? For one reason only!
We have taken money supplied by other Australians to both develop the North to a point where it can take advantage of the simply enormous economic opportunity that surrounds it, and to improve the plight of our Aboriginal population via similar means.
Instead of that we have taken the massive extra funding we receive over and above other States and Territories and we’ve built a giant, cumbersome, enterprise stifling, parasitic bureaucracy!
This is to a point where any Federal attempt to fund development is like throwing the proverbial at a blanket – very very little gets to its intended destination.
The answer to our revenue issue isn’t more business and entrepreneurial activity stifling tax!
The answer is less tax.
Much, much smaller Government along with a huge cultural shift in the attitude of our capital that thinks it is OK to milk of funds and use them to provide lavish recreational facilities and lifestyle for the those that live in the capital while regions struggling with basic infrastructure can’t get their developments off the ground.
Yeh, we’ve got a problem alright!
The sooner the Feds enforce their enquiry into funding the sooner we will be able to do something about it.


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