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  • Slowly, “pinkbats” and “school halls” schemes are what they are, a total disaster in implementation and an example of mismanagement of otherwise good ideas by an inept government. Your comparison really only makes one wonder if they have it right with the carbon tax when they failed so miserably with previous policy.
    Or are you trying to imply…[Read more]

  • Wow Metu that was a pretty thorough analysis of that link. Which I read too. Not much more to add other than the discounting of tree planting and soil carbon capture I found ridiculous. As they are the methods that will also be utilised under the carbon tax.
    Unless there’s some stealth technology waiting in the shadows for a carbon tax to be…[Read more]

  • Yeah.. wealth redistribution..*sigh*… this is where things really get into ideology rather than economics.

    No, let me take this on a different tangent. If half the money collected from the carbon tax is used for wealth re-distribution then it reduces the effectiveness at doing what it is suppose to do. (1) because subsidised energy users have…[Read more]

  • I would love to live anywhere near montville or maleny on 50+ acres with views out to the ocean.
    Of course you need to be a multi-millionaire to afford that lifestyle so it’ll remain a dream for me.
    This would do

  • Dave the thing is with the carbon tax, the associated income tax changes that are part of the bundle. Which makes it just an income re-distribution scheme.
    Middle income earners are once again hit while low income earners are subsidised and the rich as usual have their accountants to find the loop holes or start up “Queen street carbon farms”.
    If…[Read more]

  • Go easy on the comparison between the gst and the carbon tax. Howard did not say at the election before he introduced the gst.”there will be no gst under my government”.
    If you are saying this then you are rewriting history because I didn’t want the gst and voted against him. However enough people voted for him and we got it.
    But what we do have…[Read more]

  • The point I am trying to make and you seem to be on a path of enjoying a critical approach is that what they do is what we all aspire to.
    There is plenty of information about how to go about living frugally and sustainably on their site. It is free and bearing in mind what you have said if you don’t financially contribute to goings on you believe…[Read more]

  • Not everyone wants to make a living from living a frugal and self sufficent life. So all what they have done is inspiring and it’s free. There’s no charge to watch their videos or follow their daily blog and they give back to their community.
    But if you are a business competitor then I can see why you would be fuming.
    Probably the reason for the…[Read more]

  • Spot on Penny. But unfortunately this will most likely breakdown into one side against the other and the real culprits will get off scott free.
    If nothing else Heatley needs to go. He admitted on landline on Sunday they knew conditions weren’t satisfactory for the last ten years. Then a junior comes out and repeats what he said on Sunday and he…[Read more]

  • Kristy just type trademark into the searchbox on their website and there is plenty of information there about it.

    Even if some of the rumours are true I can’t ever recall hearing the term urban homesteader before these guys came up with it.

  • Congratulations to those who lobbied for a stop to Indonesian live exports. I read this morning all exports have been stopped for at least ten days and maybe longer.
    I saw the “4 corners” story and was disheartened at the treatment of the animals.
    The part that sticks with me is that poor steer quivering with fear because he saw the butchering of…[Read more]

  • I’ve followed them for a number of years now. I don’t know where that thing regarding trademarking “urban homestead” stands now but still a minor glitch on an otherwise impressive record.
    Very inspirational family.

  • Following this I see yet again another iteration of the “every little bit helps” or “at least it’s doing something about climate change”.
    I’d like to know what will be the measuring stick to indicate that the steps taken have been successful. Even if a little bit?
    As there have always been floods and droughts, advocates surely don’t believe man…[Read more]

  • I think if they get it wrong, green groups could actually be shooting themselves in the foot.
    Between households having less disposable income due to rising costs incurred by a tax and ets and just pure hatred for greenies visiting this upon them.
    We may very well be looking at another peak something. Peak green movement.
    As much as they survive…[Read more]

  • I wouldn’t be too concerned. Anything containing a pc board can emit these substances. Yes your computer is killing you. Seriously though if your living area is well ventilated why be concerned?

  • Yes murdamcloud. I am glad you asked that one. If you google rolling stone magazine and “The great American bubble machine” you will find what you are looking for.
    Whether man has a little influence on the climate or a big influence, anyone foolish enough to believe that a tax or emissions trading scheme is the magic bandaid for the problem…[Read more]

  • Cool, nice shots. I have been wanting to get fish in my dam as well. It already has yabbies. But I was wondering whether the water should be tested first or anything?
    Do you need a permit? Like with most things these days.

  • replied to the topic Dingos attacking livestock in the forum Backyard livestock 10 years ago

    Maybe some people should remember that there are both people who live in the city here as well as those who live in the country and some who have done either or today do both.
    So I find it particularly offensive and perochial as I’m sure others do when somebody insinuates a lack of knowledge on a subject because of their present locality.
    We are…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Dingos attacking livestock in the forum Backyard livestock 10 years ago

    Wazza don’t be an idiot. Are you superior because you live in the bush?
    There are people who choose to live in the city for various reasons not all of them were born there or stay there.
    So don’t come on with this bs that city people don’t know anything.
    Your kind of attitude is exactly what saw the end of the tassie tiger.
    Now the Fraser island…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Dingos attacking livestock in the forum Backyard livestock 10 years ago

    While I have no respect for ferals and cross breeds. It is time that the dingo got the same respect as any other native animal.
    I have heard that donkeys attack predators. Don’t know if it’s true but you could research this. Or how about a really big guard dog?
    You know like the ones they use to protect flocks of sheep in other countries.
    When do…[Read more]

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