Locks and Chains, Hobbles and Handcuffs

By Viv Forbes

The Lockdown Depression is rushing towards us. Many in politics, media and industry are digging the hole deeper, some through panic and ignorance, others cynically pushing anti-industry agendas or serving vested interests.

We will never rebuild our industries and jobs with locks, chains, hobbles, handcuffs or handouts. We need to recognise the realities of history, geography, geology and economics. Continue reading “Locks and Chains, Hobbles and Handcuffs”

Coming soon – the Oz-bat Epidemic

By Viv Forbes

PM Morrison warns of health risks from China’s wet markets.

He should also check Wuhan virus labs. And cull fruit bats in Australia.

Many Australian towns and parks are infected by millions of messy, noisy fruit bats that can carry three viruses dangerous to animals and humans – Hendra-virus (flu etc), Lyssa-virus (like rabies) and Nipah-virus (encephalitis).

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These bats wear Green “Protected Species” badges, but unprotected humans are exposed to their noise, smell, droppings, virus dangers and damage to trees and orchards.

Do we want the next world plague to be called “The Oz-Bat Epidemic?

A few of the Australian towns coping with bat invasions:
https://www.odditycentral.com/news/australian-town-struggles-to-cope-with-bat-invasion-of-biblical-proportions.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/11/it-smells-so-bad-you-can-taste-it-bats-plague-australian-tourist-town
https://www.northqueenslandregister.com.au/story/6597700/lives-at-risk-in-flying-fox-invasion/
https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/bats-swarm-queensland-towns-alarming-locals/77ae50aa-828b-446c-9029-ca3211255d16
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-27/inverell-sc-discusses-flying-fox-infestation-with-oeh/5121278
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-31/sydney-flying-fox-camp-numbers-increasing/7462746

And here is Ingham, North Queensland:
https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/bats-swarm-queensland-towns-alarming-locals/77ae50aa-828b-446c-9029-ca3211255d16

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

By Viv Forbes

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 medical stress.

The ordinary flu virus kills many people every winter despite vaccines. And both viruses are more lethal for the old and the sick.

We do not close the whole country every flu season but this year’s crisis is being exploited by scare mongers, centralists and globalists whose slogan is “never let a decent crisis go to waste”. Continue reading “The Virus Slowdown was Successful – but the Depressed Patient Died in Poverty”

Zero Emissions Almost Here?

By Viv Forbes

Planes parked up, cruise ships anchored, airports deserted, tourists not touring, supermarket shelves bare, Disneyland shut, borders closing, motor races cancelled, no fans in the stands, smelters and factories closing, travel banned, oil and coal prices crashing, stock markets plunging, businesses closing, bankruptcies rising, hotels and motels unoccupied, politicians panicking, barbies cold – – looks like zero emissions is almost here.

Open Letter from CLINTEL to World Leaders: “Fight Virus not Carbon”

The Hague, March 23, 2020
Professor Guus Berkhout
President of CLINTEL
guus.berkhout@clintelgroup.org

Your Excellencies,

LESSON IN HUMILITY ­- UNPREDICTABLE NATURAL FORCES CHANGE THE WORLD

The world is in the middle of a serious health crisis. Today, the people of the world face a true emergency – a health crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. People need an inspiring narrative that promises them a hopeful future. Today, for instance, it is totally inappropriate that the billion-dollar Green New Deal focused on climate is still on the agenda of leaders such as Mr. Antonio Guterres of the UN and Mr. Frans Timmermans of the EU. Continue reading “Open Letter from CLINTEL to World Leaders: “Fight Virus not Carbon””