Thursday, April 12, 2018

In which Lloydie feverishly works to save the day from the sight of the satanic mills ...


Having just worked its way in fits and starts through the thoughts of the most mendacious and duplicitous Nazi of them all - Sereny's book on Albert Speer - the pond was reminded yet again of the way that the Nazis keep on giving for SBS and academics, with books on stormtroopers recently bobbing up and noted at the NY Review of Books (sorry, inside the paywall here).

There's no doubt about it, for fighting we were born, and everything's a struggle, and naturally there's a point to this introduction, because the reptiles have triple blessed the pond with an extensive contribution from Lloydie on the struggle for power …kampf um macht, if you will ...

Now it's true that some appalling people suggest Lloydie's main purpose in life is to confuse, dissemble, conflate, and muddy the waters in a way that produces lots of energy, but little heat or light, on and off the grid.

These sceptics might even propose that Lloydie could start off talking about energy, and end up with nuclear plants.

The pond won't hear of it … Lloydie is a leading climate scientist and caring environmentalist, and besides, do we really need anything more than decent clean Oz coal, oi, oi, oi?

Indeed, indeed, is it possible to imagine anything more demonic and horrible than wind farms to the reptile imagination?

To help us understand the enormity of the suffering, the reptiles even produced an indicative graphic, which indicates something, though the pond isn't quite sure what it might be … except the proliferation of renewable energy across the land like a swarm of locusts devouring the Hay plain ...

Now of course while discussing rent-seeking it would be inappropriate and ill-advised to mention subsidies provided to coal, or perhaps Adani, and certainly not the beloved reptile obsession with promoting the black stuff over all other forms of energy …

Remember, the primary purpose is to celebrate contending voices so that chaos and confusion might follow ...

Now at this point the pond must warn readers of a possible shock to the system.

Lloydie's text provided a number of illustrations, but somehow one demonic image slipped through the pond's careful editorial policies … crucifix shapes posed against a dark, lowering sky …

The pond isn't sure if the colouring is quite right for these rapturous end times ...

The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

Thank you Mark and Luke, but the pond and Lloydie will go with a darkening blue ...

Now around this point, the pond began to think that perhaps the sceptics were right, perhaps Lloydie was most adept at muddying the waters …

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves some windmills, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” 
But the Lloydie came down to see the city and the windmills the people were building in most inappropriate locations as if some sort of gold rush was going on, quite unlike the way that the Liverpool plains should give up its coal. 
The Lloydie said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language and their reports and their plans, so they will not understand each other.” 
So the Lloydie scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the windmills and the Liverpool plains were dug up for coal and it was good. That is why it was called Coalel — because there it was that the Lloydie confused the language of the whole world, or at least the struggle for power.

So let us continue with the confusion and the contending voices brethren … remembering that climate science is either a theology or an ideology, take your pick, provided it's not a science ...

Indeed, indeed, but in this babel of contending voices, surely we should be paying attention to going nuke? Surely it shouldn't be arbitrarily excluded on the basis of specious nonsense about half-lifes extending a few thousand years or so?

And there you go. 

Who knows where things are headed, who knows whether it will work, all Lloydie and the pond knows is that carpetbaggers and a gold rush mentality has been unleashed on the land, when it's obvious enough that all we need is dinkum clean Oz coal, Adani - ship it out, ship it out - and perhaps a whiff of nukes just for a soupçon of delicious half-life flavouring…

By golly it's as noble an effort as the work being done elsewhere, and the pond is proud as punch to have presented it, in the pond's eternal struggle to produce enlightenment (actual light will certainly cost more if the confusion can be maintained …)


  1. We seem to have a climate change denier at Murdochracy for every day of the week isn't it about time we had a rules governing publications for news papers that require truth in reporting.

  2. It's a total joy isn't it:
    "The free market is always best, just rely on the communal wisdom of the free market. Aah, oops the free market is just full of rent seekers only interested in their own profit. What we really need is a design and a long term plan to implement it ... why hasn't the government already done that ?"

    Yair thanks, Lloydie, you perspicacious wisdom is unbounded.

    Love the Greenies, too, busy trying to recreate the 'Commonwealth Bank' that those R-soul Labor econorats sold off on us back in 1991. Hooray !

    1. GB, in the home of the free there has been a lot of work to enable the multiple energy grids to interconnect. Strangely when left to the market there was a number of solutions and work had to be done to allow the 3 major grids (East, West and Texas) to interconnect.
      We can see here in Australia, that unless we have an overseeing body (setting standards and planning for the good of Australia) we will end up with multiple rail gauges, 1/2 Au cabled twice with HFC cable or Mobile phone companies not sharing infrastructure.
      And, NZ has done well with KiwiBank after all their banks were sold off across the ditch.

    2. Over time, s360, I have noticed that just about everything is like a curate's egg, except for the bits that are rotten all the way through. I would not have expected the Australian setup to actually have any idea how to manage a very mixed generation situation.

      I think the appalling stuffup in South Aus back in Sep 2106 clearly demonstrates that. The thing is we are supposed to have an "overseeing body", but ... ?

      Glad to hear about KiwiBank, though I guess when "the market" leaves you with only foreign owned banks, there is a certain motivation to do something about it. I note that it was founded during the time of Helen Clark.

      Pity that in Australia, the R-souls in the Labor Party decided that they had to destroy Australai's most useful, and loved, bank. Hooray for Left Wing economic rationalism.

    3. Ooops, that's "Sep 2016" of course.

  3. Totally and utterly off topic I know (other than Lloydie being a dedicated climate denier, of course, but this just tickled my funny bone:

  4. I had forgotten all about the National Wind Farm Commissioner until Lloydie gave him pride of place in this offering. Set up to engage the tin-foil-hat brigade in the war against renewables the exercise has produced - well, nothing really (all 90 complaints were likely from Casper Jonquil).

    If you want to find some case studies in "community division, unfair contracts, inadequate communication, potential conflicts of interest and disregard for complaints of human suffering", head off to the Hunter Valley and see how local residents and farmers get treated when a multinational wants to build or extend an open cut. Likewise any gas project.

    Any objective assessment of the energy market would conclude that the real problem was the scramble to privatise public assets without any really detailed or enforceable regulatory framework. Like in telecommunications, the naive notion that market forces would sort this out was idiotic in the extreme (the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone).

    1. Yair well pretty much everybody believes in "the unseen hand", Bef; it's the one they insert into other people's pockets to steal their wallet.


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