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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    You could well be correct there mate, but the fact is that even if they are replacement ones they will still be burning coal.

    Lady here in town is married to the only westerner employed by Adani, richest man in India, and he will come hell or high water get his mine in Queensland up and running.
    Labor may be opposed but as Shorten said, 'There could be well over 2,000 jobs there'.
    That lady married to that bloke would not be getting biased info now would she. So much BS being flung from all quarters at moment and now it is being flung here to LOL

    I can believe that and 1500 of the jobs would be in Canberra thanks to the LNP for sure. See that Mundine got his reward from the LNP for conning the aboriginals into voting for the Adani mine. Took him three or four parties to get his snout near the trough. Oh for the days of yore when politicians thought of the country and people before self interest took over big time with them.
    That's the way the mop flops.

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    Hi Les.
    Just got my NRMA Mag, they reckon at the rate that electric cars are being produced and sold it is in the foreseeable future that petrol and diesel driven cars will be obsolete,which if it is right the Arabs can go back to living in tents. But we will still have a problem; what are we going to be using for electricity?
    Cheers Des

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    It was with interest many years ago that the Institute of electrical engineers stated that the United Kingdom would need 5 nuclear power stations to carry us through the next 30 or 40 years obviously at the rate that wind farms have gone up this may now be a lesser urgency but has Hitachi have dropped out as constructors it looks like the nuclear power program is slowly sliding into the bin

    When it comes to electric cars the one question that I've never got a reasonable answer out of his what do you do with the batteries where does the world supply of lithium come from when you start looking at things like that it really does leave some questions open as 2 is electric propulsion the best way

    In the urgency to get rid of coal as a fuel we rushed headlong into every other way but I'm sure that it's not beyond the capabilities of man to find some way of cleaning up the exhaust we just seem do follow whichever crowd makes the loudest noises
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    Few points of interest here.

    If electric is to replace diesel and petrol why have we had six very large new servos built , in the last two years, within a 15 kilometer radius of where we live? Not one has an electric recharge point.
    Current estimations say there is enough ready available crude to last about 52 years, with as much again in harder to reach regions.
    Yes Rob the supply of Lithium will not last forever.
    We heard here the other week from a UK correspondent that 5 Nuclear power stations will be needed and will be built.
    But as to the batteries, the power and copper required to make them, and then the decomishining of them when their shelf live is done!

    UN announced today that last year was the fourth hottest on record since global records began in 1948!!

    As Les puts it so correctly, ALL politicians have one concern, their personal continuation at the trough.
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    Not sttupidity Des, more rightful concern for our Planet, two wrongs dont make a right , or in this case many wrongs .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Woodard View Post
    That lady married to that bloke would not be getting biased info now would she. So much BS being flung from all quarters at moment and now it is being flung here to LOL

    I can believe that and 1500 of the jobs would be in Canberra thanks to the LNP for sure. See that Mundine got his reward from the LNP for conning the aboriginals into voting for the Adani mine. Took him three or four parties to get his snout near the trough. Oh for the days of yore when politicians thought of the country and people before self interest took over big time with them.
    Hope all is well partner, Les there is an old saying mate it doesn't matter who you vote for the government will get in Regards Terry.
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    When politicians want to introduce something, the carrot is always, this will create X amount of jobs, at the same time robots are increasingly being used to get rid of jobs. seems the place to go for jobs is Jeopardy, there always seems to be hundreds of jobs going in Jeopardy kt
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    Well for all the talk by politicians here both major parties are supporting the massive Andani mine in Queensland as it will give jobs to a few people. For those who maybe haven't heard, the floods in Queensland sent them from Five years of drought into a swampland, with over 300,000 head of cattle dead and uncountable sheep numbers. Maybe they will listen to the Aboriginals who have told them for over a hundred years that the white mans way will not work in the bush country. Would you believe that they have massive cotton fields in N.S.W. which takes massive amounts of water, the last two weeks has seen Millions of fish dead as the river system packs up from cotton farmers draining it.
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    It has been said so many time, the people, get the government they deserve.

    Australia, the driest continent on earth, not true, Antartica is drier.

    But we do get record rain fall, but make no attempt to harvest it.
    Neither side will do anything about it, all that flood water in Queensland could be channeled to other parts of the continent without too much effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Taff Jenkins View Post
    Well for all the talk by politicians here both major parties are supporting the massive Andani mine in Queensland as it will give jobs to a few people. For those who maybe haven't heard, the floods in Queensland sent them from Five years of drought into a swampland, with over 300,000 head of cattle dead and uncountable sheep numbers. Maybe they will listen to the Aboriginals who have told them for over a hundred years that the white mans way will not work in the bush country. Would you believe that they have massive cotton fields in N.S.W. which takes massive amounts of water, the last two weeks has seen Millions of fish dead as the river system packs up from cotton farmers draining it.
    Des
    Same happened in Russia, they killed off the Aral Sea in order to grow cotton.
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