This is very good news. A local sustainable industry built …

Comment on Indigenous business shows way to camel profits by Hal Duell.

This is very good news. A local sustainable industry built on tackling a feral animal problem and putting an end to the waste of the camel cull. Well done. I wish you all good luck.

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Indigenous business shows way to camel profits
@ Bob: Not so much mustering as monitoring and nudging. The wild ones will come in over time, and as needed for the food industry. Or they would if shown the way. Water is the key here.
But I think it’s time to knock this dialogue on the head.
I’ll leave Charlie with his overwhelming stats, Jimmy with his burgers and his talks, and acknowledge that we will deploy the gunships to remove tons of food from the human foodchain.
And we will do that because we are the lucky country, and because we can.


Indigenous business shows way to camel profits
@ Charlie: Not should, but could. And a bit of energetic thinking could probably find a line in DFAT’s budget to fund it.
As to the issues, and the cull as it is now practiced benefits no one.
Yes, some feral animals are removed from some of the remotest parts of the Centre. Yeah! And to farm them would not be easy. It would mean playing a long game.
But to cull them the shooters are already finding them. Use the same choppers to start bringing them in to where there is access and infrastructure.
The shooters would still have their fun. In any wild mob, there are always those wanting culling. For the others, fresh frozen for some and the bulk into jerky.
To say that this possibility is all too hard while man is clearing the Amazon to grow GM soy to feed the 8 billion of us (and counting) shows a narrow and selfish focus.
We could be looking out and at least trying to do some good for others as well as for us. Is that concept really beyond your grasp?
The other issue is the enterprise that is the core of this story. Meaningful work in some of the most impoverished and marginalised communities in Australia deserves more support than a mere pat on the back accompanied be the patronising observation that the effort is all little more than pissing in the wind.


Indigenous business shows way to camel profits
Charlie and Jimmy: Farm them for much needed protein in the world’s food chain. Don’t just shoot them, and then leave them to rot in the sandhills.
If Australia can spend a billion dollars this year keeping off-shore detention centres going, is it asking too much to spend a fraction of that farming feral camel meat in the Outback?
It used to be cruelly said that the early European settlers had a saying something like if you can’t shoot it, chop it down. And how did that work out for us?
It is a bit of a shame seeing that practice carry through into the 21st century.


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Pine Gap and Five Eyes: what did they know about COVID-19?
Charlie, Did you see the Donald on tonight’s news? If I’m not mistaken he’s suggesting people inject ultraviolet light (is that possible?) and/or a cleaning fluid.
Clearly the man is as mad as a meat axe, but he does have the world hanging on and repeating his every word.
And you say you are not amused? Chill! At least Putin is (for now?) off the hook.
China did it.
And just to clarify, I did say conspiracy theories are, or can be, amusing. That’s because they are.
I also think the flim flam man is a hoot and good fun. That’s because he is.
I did not say the death of 50,000 is amusing or fun, and it’s a cheap ad hominum misdirection from you to insinuate I did.


Pine Gap and Five Eyes: what did they know about COVID-19?
Fair go, Charlie.
You use terms like “robust form of evidence”, and “very strong indicator” to advance a theory, and then level suggestions of conspiracy theories on any other interpretation.
All I’m saying is an open mind is a good mind to have.
As for conspiracy theories, they’re entertaining. Mostly bullshit, a bit like elections, but good fun. Just watch the Golden Golem of Greatness, the great flim flam man himself. Do you really think he’s not enjoying himself?


Pine Gap and Five Eyes: what did they know about COVID-19?
@ Charlie Carter, Posted April 22, 2020 at 2:59 pm: I wish I could share your certainty that the origin of Covid-19 is settled, but I rather think an open mind here might be more useful.
As this attempt to assign culpability to China progresses, and with the emergence of quite massive legal cases gaining momentum in the US, China will defend herself.
It will be at least interesting, and possibly informative, to learn what she has to say about how and where this all started.
And isn’t it true that as new evidence emerges, scientific theses evolve? I doubt if any of this is fully done and dusted just yet.


Lucky the Town Council isn’t in the forestry business
Gnoilya, I certainly did not intend to come across as whining, more like just pointing out the absurdity of the situation.
However, since you not only misspelt my name, but also managed to miss my point, I wonder if that makes you a stationary vertical object?


Pine Gap and Five Eyes: what did they know about COVID-19?
An answer to the leading question in the above story can be found toward the end of an article found here.(When the author speaks of our government and an ABC News story, he is speaking as an American.)
“But with the horrific consequences of our own later governmental inaction being obvious, sources within our intelligence agencies have sought to demonstrate that they were not the ones asleep at the switch. Earlier this month, an ABC News story cited four separate government sources to reveal that as far back as late November, a special medical intelligence unit within our Defense Intelligence Agency had produced a report revealing than an out-of-control disease epidemic was occurring in the Wuhan area of China, and widely distributed that document throughout the top ranks of our government, warning that steps should be taken to protect US forces based in Asia. After the story aired, a Pentagon spokesman officially denied the existence of that November report, while various other top level government and intelligence officials refused to comment. But a few days later, Israeli television revealed that in November American intelligence had indeed shared such a report on the Wuhan disease outbreak with its NATO and Israeli allies, thus seeming to independently confirm the complete accuracy of the original ABC story and its several government sources.
It therefore appears that elements of the Defense Intelligence Agency were aware of the deadly viral outbreak in Wuhan more than a month before any officials in the Chinese government itself. Unless our intelligence agencies have pioneered the technology of precognition, I think this may have happened for the same reason that arsonists have the earliest knowledge of future fires.”
I consider that there have been two, and now three, seminal events over the course of my life:
1) Was there a second shooter in Dallas?
2) How did Building Number 7 collapse into its own footprint?
3) Where did Covid-19 come from


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