How to not have a FIT

15 06 2012

Greedy Pig Hoards Loot

NSW is not Having a FIT – but someone else IS

The Solar Feed In Tarrif . . . people in the know just call it the FIT and NSW isn’t having one. Strange how we seem to LURVE turning Fossil Fuels into electricity, it seems we can’t get our greedy snouts out of the trough to see the inevitable tidal wave of misery heading our way with the global warming it’s causing. Now by WE . . .what is really meant are the powers that be. WE . . . does not include me and my friends who vote green, hug trees and would just as soon leave dirty coal in the bleedin’ ground till we grow up enough to learn what it’s really useful for.

Yes, by WE . . .what is really meant are the powers that be – specifically the NSW State Grubberment lead by Fatty O’Barrell – otherwise known by his pseudonym of Barry O’Farrell. Why change it? Oh dirty Fatty, you have gone and delivered us into the maws of the old devil hisself ain’t yer? You dirty Fatty have eliminated the last remaining Feed In Tarrif of just a lousy 20 cents. It was all the incentive the people of New South Wales had left. You will happily take our contribution to the power supply and not pay us a frigging red cent. You #@^& Bastard. Sorry Fatty but that’s the nicest thing to be said about you and your Grubberment at this point. May you and all your greedy stupid kind drown in the coming flood of extinction of brainless mammals such as your self. Ahhh. I feel so much better now.

In a country that has possibly more sunshine than anything else, it seems we would rather burn fossil fuels in the form of coal than encourage the harvesting of  . . .SUNSHINE. Brilliant FAIL to the New South Wales State Grubberment. And Fatty O’Barrell. . . You bastard.

Making Capitalism Sustainable

1 04 2012

We will cross that bridge now that we've come to it

You need to start thinking about the long-term future

After the fall of the Soviet Union Capitalism was tucking its metaphorical thumbs into its  braces and strutting the dealer room floor feeling like a MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE once again. But then Capitalism did something really dumb. You could see capitalism stop right there in front of the amazed onlookers and light up a big Cuban cigar. Hmmm. Feels good to let the rich smoke curl around the mouth before exhalation triumphant. One problem. It set off the smoke alarms. The occupational health and safety wonks came out of the woodwork and they came out swinging. No smoking inside the building capitalism. Heath hazard! Fire hazard! Moral hazard! You need to start thinking about the long-term future

Tch Tch Tch Capitalism! What rock have you been hiding under? I’m afraid we’re going to have to give you a hefty fine as well as the largest community service order ever handed out in these courts. That would be the court of public opinion. And I have got to hand it to you Capitalism.  For the past fifty years you had us all enthralled. You had us all believing that maybe you were right. You had us believing that we just needed to get out of your way and let you run your operation unhampered by unnecessary restrictions. Free up the laws, lighten up the taxes and streamline opinions that could in any way hamper the free exercise of commercial trade . . .business. You had us believing that . . .whereas God may have been dead . . . Capitalism was very much alive and that Capitalism would save us. Blast of the heroic trumpets. And then . . .Then you lit that giant Cuban cigar and you blew the whole act. CAPITALISM you need to stop playing around with FASCISM and you need to start thinking about the long-term future 

SO here we are. The days of slash and burn are over. The world has turned. And  Capitalism! All I can say is – watch your ass. From now on you’re going to have to justify every outrageous expense claim. You’re going to have to give up the bottle and get clean and sober. Turning up drunk for work is not going to cut the mustard anymore. Shooting up Heroin in the toilets will no longer be tolerated. Yes . . .You need to kick all your addictive habits and get yourself to counseling. And as for that shocking smoking habit of yours! A million packs of coal a day! Just what are we going to do with you Capitalism? I feel kinda sorry for you actually. But they say addicts need tough love. And yes we had some fun times it’s true. But  Capitalism . . .it’s time to face the facts. The party’s over and no one believes your bullshit anymore. And everyone knows . . .you can’t trust a junkie. Now on your way! And don’t come back till you’re off the hard stuff.  You need to start thinking about the long-term future 

Coal Mining and The Most Beautiful Molecule

28 03 2012

Carbon C60 A Beautiful Molecule?

Go Con-Figure

The most beautiful molecule is said to be carbon C60 and variants, known collectively as Fullerenes. The C60 story is both a wonderful treasure trove of delights and by turns unspectacular fizzers. It is all part of our current mysterious and marvelous history. In 1996, for the discovery of the structure of C60 (see picture above) the Royal Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Kurl, Kroto and Smalley. Fact: In the 1990s there were more chemistry papers written about Carbon C60 than any other Chemistry subject by a factor of approximately 9 to 1. The extraordinary discovery of C60 (Bucky Balls & Fullerenes) heralded the warm glow of great hope . . . in many hearts, for scientific breakthroughs rarely see such wonder. Up until now it seems that the most significant outcome from C60 is Carbon nanotubes . . .all very well but it’s not exactly what was initially euphorically envisioned. A whole new industry will one day flourish based on the unlocked secrets of C60 for the production of super strength light-weight materials and the pricincipal raw material will be, without a doubt . . . COAL! And so today C60 is still virtually sitting on the shelf. It is a veritable sword in the stone. Perhaps we need a Lady of The Lake for Modern times and Fullerenes. Who can unlock this great secret? Well . . .if miracles take a little longer that we might at first imagine the wisdom says be realistic and demand the impossible.Go Con-Figure

On the flip side of the C60 story is, entirely appropriately, one of history’s most fascinating counter-points. Namely that the people of the world are now threatened with multiple calamities due to the burning of fossil fuels. If you can follow the story here . . .one of the principal forms of fossil fuels that we burn is coal – a product made up mainly of carbon.Yes . . .yes. . . yes. It’s a case of – you can laugh or you can cry.Go Con-Figure

Now it just so happens that Australia is the world’s leading producer of coal. And in pursuit of this black treasure, assorted billionaires and various governments are happy to oversee the mining of coal, with courts, guns and prisons at the ready should should any be foolish enough to try to stop them. Never mind the destruction to the environment, sensitive eco-systems, endangered species, trampling on the rights of farmers, tourism, Aboriginal sacred sights and God knows what. If you happen to be in the way of the black coal juggernaut then look out.  In Australia we are taking out of the ground around 500Million Tonnes of coal annually (we couldn’t verify the exact figure because the Australian Coal Association do not appear to publish this most basic fact on their PR heavy web site). More than half of which is exported to China, Japan, India and numerous other countries. One way or another it gets burned resulting in huge quantities of Carbon Dioxide being expelled into the atmosphere.  According to a recent calculation if we made a column of coal 1 metre by 10 metres out of the coal we dig up every year in Australia . . .it would reach to the moon. Freaky stuff.And people wonder how our burning of fossil fuels could influence climate. Unbelievable. Let’s do our best to wake those people up. It must now be understood that any who organize against the simple fact that burning fossil fuels is causing climate change are in truth now guilty of crimes against humanity. One day they may be so charged. We can only imagine that history will judge these pilferers of the common good and security not at all well. We must wish such deformed wrongdoers and all who conspire with them the very best of luck, because it is highly likely that they will need it. Go Con-Figure

The truly extraordinary facts

Truly Extraordinary Fact No’1: Clean and safe clean energy technologies called Zero-Point energy devices (among other things) have been routinely shut down and hidden from the public for the past 100 or so years. This started with Tesla and continues to the present day.

Truly Extraordinary Fact No’2: The carbon contained in the coal we are burning – principally to fire coal power plants – could be used in materials using compositions based on Fullerenes to make super strength light-weight products for all kinds of structural, engineering and building materials.

The solutions are just beyond our fingertips. Does the video below really show us how to build a free energy device.? Go con-Figure 

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