The Virus Slowdown was Successful – but the Depressed Patient Died in Poverty

The Virus Slowdown was Successful  –   but the Depressed Patient Died in Poverty

“THE DEBTS WILL REMAIN” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Mar. 25, 2020) — In their frantic attempts to delay the spread of the Wuhan virus, governments are sowing the seeds of economic depression and currency destruction, which will blight Australian lives for a generation. They are adding financial stress to the […]

Build More Dams Day

Build More Dams Day

“WITH GUARANTEED MONEY AND START DATES” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Mar. 22, 2020) — 24 million Australians are told to wash their hands thoroughly several times a day. Imagine the water demand – say 25 litres per person per day just for hand washing, taking total household usage to at […]

New Investments Outlive Confetti Money

New Investments Outlive Confetti Money

“NO LASTING EFFECT” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Mar. 13, 2020) — Governments seek to revive “the economy” by scattering gifts of our own money wrapped in red tape. This encourages immediate consumption. But this stimulation stops dead when the money tap is turned off. To download this article with all […]

Bring in Singaporean Justice!

Bring in Singaporean Justice!

WHAT DOES TOO MUCH LENIENCY YIELD? March 13, 2020 Dear Editor, Juvenile and adolescent violent and other crime in Australia is escalating in proportion to the weakening of consequences, repercussions and retribution handed out by Australia’s parents, education authorities and judiciary! The preceding, coupled with the so-often begetting of feral offspring by feral parents, will […]

Pests Need Predators

Pests Need Predators

“GOVERNMENT NANNIES” PREVENT HUNTING by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Feb. 25, 2020) — Australian camels are well-adapted to thrive in the dry heart of Australia but landowners have been unable to harvest them profitably for meat, leather, racing or genetics. With no real predators, camel numbers ballooned. They did reduce wildfire […]

The Best Places To Live In Australia

The Best Places To Live In Australia

“MOVING TO THE LAND DOWN UNDER” by Contributor (Feb. 25, 2020) — Australia is popularly known for its sunny climate and laid-back culture. Consequently, moving to Australia has become a popular choice among those people looking for new and greener pastures. For those who plan to migrate and put down roots in the ‘land down […]

The Looming Collision between Electric Vehicles and Green Energy

The Looming Collision between Electric Vehicles and Green Energy

FROLICKING WITH THE GREEN FAIRIES by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Feb. 19, 2020) — Two green-dream fantasies are heading for a massive and costly collision. Firstly they dream of generating all grid power from wind/solar propped up by battery storage (such as lots of giant Tesla batteries and pumped hydro). Secondly […]

Hydrogen Hype

Hydrogen Hype

“A NEGATIVE-SUM GAME” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Feb. 14, 2020) — Dr Finkel (Australia’s Chief Scientist) is wrong – hydrogen will never be a “hero fuel source”. Australia has no gas wells producing hydrogen – every bit of hydrogen we use must be generated by electrolysis of water or manufactured […]

Prescribed Burning Myths

Prescribed Burning Myths

ACADEMICS VS BUSHIES by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Jan. 28, 2020) — Considerable publicity is being given to an article by Byron Lamont and Tianhua He titled “Why prescribed burns don’t stop wildfires” (published in New Matilda, and also WAToday 22 January 2020). https://newmatilda.com/2020/01/17/hazard-reduction-burns-dont-stop-wildfires-says-one-of-the-nations-most-eminent-ecologists/ Lamont and He are academics from Curtin […]

Good Intentions are the Ruin of Us All (RR)

Good Intentions are the Ruin of Us All (RR)

“A LONG SERIES OF WAKE-UP CALLS” by OPOVV, ©2020 (Jan. 28, 2020) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ the place that saves everyone time from searching what you’ll hear here first. That’s right:  if you hear it here you don’t have to hear it anywhere else. Glad […]

Six Shades of Fire-Lighters

Six Shades of Fire-Lighters

FIRE-LIGHTING IN AUSTRALIA by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Jan. 23, 2020) — Australian Fire-lighters come in six colours – yellow, black, white, blood red, dark green, and light green. All are relevant to bushfires and forest management. “Yellow” is the Fire-lighter that has been with us forever. It is the yellow […]

“Glazed-over” Australian Greens and Hollywood “Glitterati Gladiators”!

“Glazed-over” Australian Greens and Hollywood “Glitterati Gladiators”!

“MOTHER NATURE’S CYCLES” January 12, 2020 Dear Editor, Strewth, here we go again! All the “Glazed-over” Greenies and their Hollywood-type “glitterati gladiator” fellow travellers are getting all aggravated over Australia’s bushfires as if they’ve got gumnuts in their undies again! I reckon global warming is, in all probability; a combination of a tiny bit man-made […]

The “Bernie Sanders Cook Book” (RR)

The “Bernie Sanders Cook Book” (RR)

“SOME KIND OF NUT OR SOMETHING” by OPOVV, ©2020 (Jan. 10, 2020) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the most entertaining show in its time slot, ‘The Pulse of the Nation’. Hello, I’m Roving and it looks like rain so we’ll start immediately. Excuse me, Miss, Roving for ‘Pulse,’ the entertaining informative […]

Fires Expose Green Folly

Fires Expose Green Folly

“SACRIFICING AUSTRALIANS ON THE GREEN ALTAR” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020 (Jan. 9, 2020) — Green Folly locked up 11% of Australia in a tinder-box of bushfire fuel, much of which is now burnt or burning. Green Folly closed forest tracks and gates, expelled foresters and timber-workers and prevented property owners […]

Crowe and Blanchett…”Glitterati Gladiators”!

Crowe and Blanchett…”Glitterati Gladiators”!

AMID “SMOKING RUINS” January 6, 2020 Dear Editor, Our CFA volunteer eldest granddaughter will soon be joining her CFA volunteer bushfire fighting man (who has already done one “Tour of Duty” fighting fires in NSW) at the fire front! So I’m cheesed off with the likes of movie-mega-millionaires “Carbon” Cate Blanchett (who bought a low-lying […]

Relax, Greta, by Getting a Greenland Suntan just as your Viking Forebears Did!

Relax, Greta, by Getting a Greenland Suntan just as your Viking Forebears Did!

AND THEN RUG UP FOR THE NEXT ICE AGE? January 1, 2020 Dear Editor, So, bushfires in Australia are earning the ire of Sweden’s 16-year-old MmGW (Man-made Global Warming) guru Greta against Australian politicians’ judgement? Those having a whack at Australia’s climate change policies appear to be suffering from “MmGW Mania” just as (if not […]

Fighting Fires with Fire

Fighting Fires with Fire

REDUCE FIRES? REDUCE FUEL by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Dec. 30, 2019) — The Power of the Torch “There can be few if any races who for so long were able to practice the delights of incendiarism.” Geoffrey Blainey “Triumph of the Nomads – A History of Ancient Australia.” Macmillan 1975. […]

Bugger-off, Brussels (and UN “Glitterati Queen” Angelina Jolie)!

Bugger-off, Brussels (and UN “Glitterati Queen” Angelina Jolie)!

“THE ALPHA FEMALE” December 21, 2019 Dear Editor, So, some UN Brussels cocooned, unelected (by Australian citizens) rent-seekers are criticising Australia’s economy and life-saving coal-fired electricity production with our handling of Mother Nature’s ever-changing disposition? And the same overfed UN layabouts are also criticising Australia’s so-proven prevention of illegal immigration and our ever-so-generous refugee program? […]

National Parks are Bushfire Havens

National Parks are Bushfire Havens

“FLANNERY FICTION” by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Dec. 20, 2019) — Too many recent headlines say: “A fierce new bushfire is burning in the XYZ National Park. Nearby residents should prepare to evacuate.” Neglected, overgrown, weed and log infested, un-grazed, unburnt, government-protected parkland is a danger to all neighbours. All it […]

More Water Bombers?

More Water Bombers?

NO – FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Dec. 14, 2019) — (Background: Australian Government promises A$11M for more flashy water bombers.) In a furious firestorm with high winds, extreme temperature and big loads of dry fuel, water bombing is usually just wasting water and avgas. In hot […]

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