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A Senex View Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 14:52 Source

There’s an article up on the ABC News website today National Disability Insurance Scheme: Where will the funds come from?

The good news is we answered it years ago in 2011 as was published in the Sydney Morning Herald The Right Way to Pay for the NDIS.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 14:27 Source

Report out of India suggests it could be completely coal free by 2050, with no need to build another coal power plant after 2025 as renewables and energy storage get cheaper.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 14:25 Source

No doubt the competition is fierce, but this could be the dumbest thing ever written by a Murdoch employee on climate change.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 14:25 Source

No doubt the competition is fierce, but this could be the dumbest thing ever written by a Murdoch employee on climate change.

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Harrangue Man Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 14:10 Source

Lindy West's piece in The Guardian "The first 25 days of Trump have been a Zoetrope of galloping despair" is pitch-perfect.The intro:Today, during my morning routine of opening my laptop, clicking on literally anything, and just screaming and screaming, I made the astonishing discovery that Donald Trump has only been president of the United States for about three weeks.

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Your Democracy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 13:56 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 13:37 Source

Fremantle-based Ecocentric Energy joins forces with CSIRO to fast-track commercialisation of "electrical fingerprint" technology.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 13:37 Source

Fremantle-based Ecocentric Energy joins forces with CSIRO to fast-track commercialisation of "electrical fingerprint" technology.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 13:30 Source

An in depth analysis of Australia's energy challenge, and South Australia's in particular. All existing models are out of date.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 13:16 Source

Contracting for renewable energy development by corporate big energy users has been slow to catch on Down Under. But a new report suggests that is about to change.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 13:16 Source

Contracting for renewables by corporate big energy users has been slow to catch on Down Under. A new report suggests that's about to change.

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Harrangue Man Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:50 Source

I was watching ABC news when I realised all three presenters were women and that they were women was incidental. As in it was completely normal and unremarkable.Except it is remarkable because up until effective contraception became available women were shackled by their uterus to being at home.My mother was one of these women who could launch herself into the world for a career on her terms and only accepted marriage on her terms.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:48 Source

The state that gave us new EPA chief Scott Pruitt and fellow climate denier James Inhofe just saw temperatures near 100ºF in the dead of winter.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:47 Source

What can sensibly be done to get us Australia out of its current electricity market mess? The real problem is not renewables – it’s poor governance.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:50 Source

The PM has a lot of solar and a lot of storage at his Point Piper home, and would need a lot more of both to go off grid. But would it be enough for the average household?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:50 Source

The PM has a lot of solar and a lot of storage at his Point Piper home, and would need a lot more of both to go off grid. But would it be enough for the average household?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:25 Source

Seven principles that will help maximise the benefits of self-driving vehicles, and minimise potential negative consequences.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:24 Source

Falling solar costs deflate Japanese solar panel manufacturers, boost prospects for India market. China moves forward on carbon market.

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Club Troppo Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:03 Source

I happened upon this yesterday and thought it might be of interest to readers here.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:00 Source

I’ve recently completed two new maps for download and use: the (kind of) final boundaries for the 2018 South Australian state election, and draft boundaries for the Tasmanian upper house.

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xkcd.com Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:00 Source

This is probably the first projection in cartographic history that can be criticized for its disproportionate focus on Finland, Mongolia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:41 Source

Malcolm Turnbull has come a long way since he said the consequences of unchecked global warming would be catastrophic. Today he leads a government that has cut $500 million from funding for clean energy, gutted the CSIRO, and continues to erroneously blame South Australia’s use of renewable energy for power failures. Turnbull’s government remains steadfast…

The post What’s good for the goose appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:20 Source

By Brian Morris Religious institutions will feel a pressing need to regain the initiative following damning revelations from the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse. With renewed calls for a parliamentary conscience vote on marriage equality — and foreshadowed legislation on voluntary euthanasia in three states — one may assume the churches will resume their…

The post Bernardi, Trump and ‘religious freedom’ appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:53 Source

The coal taunting incident in Parliament seems to reveal a new dimension to the climate debate in Australia, one that goes beyond denialism and political culture.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 05:52 Source

Wednesday 15 February 2017 1 If nothing else, since electing Tony Abbott as its leader, one has to admire the determination of the Coalition to prove themselves deplorable managers of Climate Change policy. From the day Tony Abbott declared Climate Change crap and a socialist plot in 2009, hardly a day has gone past that…

The post Day to Day Politics: Anything but the truth. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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En Passant Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 05:17 Source

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Poll Bludger Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 03:32 Source

The Essential Research fortnight rolling average moves a point back to the Coalition for the second week in a row, reducing Labor’s lead to 52-48. Labor is down two points on the primary vote to 35%, with the Coalition steady on 36%, One Nation steady on 10% and the Greens up a point to 9%. The monthly leaders ratings find Bill Shorten taking a big hit, down seven points on approval to 30% and up three on disapproval to 47%, and Malcolm Turnbull a smaller one, down three on approval to 34% and up one on disapproval to 49%.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 00:16 Source

STATE OF WASHINGTON, et al.  v  DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the States, et al., Response to Emergency Motion Exhibit A:We, Madeleine K. Albright, Avril D. Haines, Michael V. Hayden, John F. Kerry, John E. McLaughlin, Lisa O. Monaco, Michael J. Morell, Janet A. Napolitano, Leon E. Panetta, and Susan E. Rice declare as follows: 1. We are former national security, foreign policy, and intelligence officials in the United States Government: a. Madeleine K. Albright served as Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001.

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North Coast Voices Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 00:15 Source

Executive Office of the President, Document Number: 2017-01798**:Proclamation 9570 of January 20, 2017National Day of Patriotic DevotionA ProclamationA new national pride stirs the American soul and inspires the American heart. We are one people, united by a common destiny and a shared purpose.Freedom is the birthright of all Americans, and to preserve that freedom we must maintain faith in our sacred values and heritage.Our Constitution is written on parchment, but it lives in the hearts of the American people.

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Under The Milky Way Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 20:00 Source

Jesus Has A God, Therefore He Cannot Be God

My material for this post is largely drawn from John Gill’s exposition of John 20:17

In order to prove that Jesus cannot be God, Muslims draw attention to John 20:17 in which Jesus clearly says He has a God.  How, they ask, can God have a God ? Here is John 20:17

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