Myths about fracking

Matt Ridley has an article that goes over five myths about fracking of CSG thats shows the facts about it and how wrong the enviro-nazis are.

Here are five things that they keep saying which are just not true. First, that shale gas production has polluted aquifers in the United States. Second, that it releases more methane than other forms of gas production. Third, that it uses a worryingly large amount of water. Fourth, that it uses hundreds of toxic chemicals. Fifth, that it causes damaging earthquakes.

The total number of aquifers that have been found to be polluted by either fracking fluid or methane gas as a result of fracking in the United States is zero.. Two recent peer-reviewed studies concluded that groundwater contamination from fracking is “ not physically plausible.”

 

Read the full article here

So much for one country

This is concerning that the main indigenous affairs advisor to the federal government is saying things like this.  He is saying that Australia does not exist because the aborigines have not acknowledged it’s existence, or that they did not even bother accepting the sham apology that Kevin Rudd did years ago.

“We can have all the Reconciliation Action Plans that we like, but there will be no reconciliation until Indigenous people are willing to accept the nation’s apologies; until we as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people acknowledge Australia’s right to exist”

Is your Technology use a sin

Having just read  this article from Desiring God I thought the author raised an important question, one that I have been questioning myself recently.  Is the use of technology (Facebook, Twitter, email) daily really a good use of my time.  I may not have put it at the level of a sin as the author does but I do know that I spend way too much time doing nothing until I have read every update on FB for the day.

“Many of us may realize the pull that technology has on us and feel the weight of our guilt because of the wasted time. But like Paul says, Jesus is our rescuer. He came to redeem us from each and every sin, including the squandering away our time on the iPhone.”

As the author point’s out while there are some benefits to technology there are also consequences to those actions, including the damages to the real world relationships we may have.

“No doubt, technology provides many benefits to our lives. But we can’t be naïve to the consequences, including primarily its impact on our in-person relationships. It entices us away from face-to-face contact and real authentic connections. More often than not, it’s a time waster. It sucks us in and consumes hours. We think we are logging in to check one thing and an hour later we finally come up for air. The limited granules in the sands of our life’s clock trickle down while our fingers swipe and click our days away.”

So for me this is another gentle reminder to pull back from my technology use and to catch up on my real world task list.

Choice!

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Choice!

The Gods of the Copybook Headings – Rudyard Kipling

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,

I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.

Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn

That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:

But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,

So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,

Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,

But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come

That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,

They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;

They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;

So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.

They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.

But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life

(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)

Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,

By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;

But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew

And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true

That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man

There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.

That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,

And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins

When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,

As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,

The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Typical lefty hypocrisy

Reading this article and many questions come to mind, the first one being, So which one is racist?  Is it racist to not vote for Obama because he is black or is it racist to vote for him because he is black.

We all know which one is which even though both are as bad as each other

There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”

Concerning

I have followed the work of the Australian Christian lobby for many years so I get their weekly emails and in the latest one this week I read something that I found very concerning.

Note that this following statement come from the managing director of the ACL 

“I’ve not studied enough political theory to say whether or not conservatism (even Bernardi admits there are different definitions) is where all Christians should find a political home”

How is it possible that the managing director of a political group can not have studied any or enough political theory to know the answer to that.  Some people may come to a different answer then I would and that is fine but at least he should be able answer the question.