Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Green Jackboots

THE THING about most of us, as the leftards recognise, is that we are dim, irresponsible and, well, just so stupid that only the enlightened should be entitled to manage our own affairs, even the smallest of them. In the second installment of her series on the wickedness of allowing little people to operate their own light switches, the Global Crab's Ellen Fanning finds an expert who explains what needs to be done:

Chris Dunstan says such smart technology would also allow electricity retailers to remotely turn appliances on and off in a customers home. "What about the retailer saying, 'Okay, we'll turn your air con off for 15 minutes each hour. The fan will keep running so you won't notice the difference and we'll give you $100 a year if you do it. That's much more realistic than charging them $200 to run the air conditioner on a hot afternoon," he says.
Fanning next finds another expert, who goes by the unlikely name of Alan Jones. This Jones is one of Clover Moore's toy boys, just like her bicycle spruikers, and he knows what needs to be done:
Jones concedes it may require political muscle to make it happen in Australia. "There'll be people complaining about it, opposing it. I would suggest to you that no energy minister would make that kind of change. So you're not talking about [federal energy minister] Martin Ferguson here, you are talking [Prime Minister] Julia Gillard. I think the PM is a fan of Tony Blair, so there's an opportunity for Julia to have her name in lights."
Jones had better to put heads together with that first expert, Chris Dunstan. It is very well to spell out "Julia" on an electronic sign board, but it will not do much good if Dunstan refuses permission to flick the switch.

25 comments:

  1. "There'll be people complaining about it, opposing it' the subtext is bogans. That is this lot dream up policies that are essentially aimed at others, particularly bogans. Can you imagine any of the luvvygensia giving up something like air travel? No no no, such plans are for others.

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  2. These are products of the People's Decromatic Bourgoise Socialist "edificayshun"system Que Wankers?and dangerous Wankers,Cut off Funding.

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  3. How would Chris Dunstan like it if his employer said that he wouldn't pay him for 15 minutes of every hour, but he needs to keep working.

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    1. Well, Mr Dunstan has never had a job in the private sector in his entire life, so I'm quite sure that the situation would never eventuate.

      3 seconds on Google showed him up as a lifelong public servant until his current stint at UTS. In my understanding of the public service, they are paid to not work in the first place!

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  4. .. and this is one reason why you don't want to get hooked up to a smart meter (which is foisted upon those who took advantage of the solar feed in scam).

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  5. Bob Brown will have to pry the air conditioner remote from my cold, dead hands.

    First they came for your light bulbs... ...oh wait, that was that old pinko Malcolm Turnbull.

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  6. Graeme Wood has created $15 million worth of the best "independent journalism" money can buy and he didn't have to write a word of it, just like the $1 billion worth of "independent journalism" we ungrateful taxpayers are financing at Our ABC. In this case, it just happens to contain essays that describe the totalitarian fantasies of the Greens. So independent!

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  7. Ah I love it when the luvvies do nice things for me as I'm so dense and I want to depend on the experts. Love those "Greens" /sarc.

    I swear I am not one of Clover's toy boys!
    -Carl

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  8. To keep the fan on but a/c off I can't see how they would avoid having to change 10 million thermostats... It would cost more than the NBN but it's not their
    Money so who cares.

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  9. This not funny or merely another attempt to get at “bogans” (a word I hate, being applied as it usually is to the wage slaves who cannot be counted on to vote the way their betters say they should and not to just what I would call the “non-working class”).

    It is, early on (2 days into its existence) that the Global mail is showing to what tune it is dancing: that of its founder and Green puppeteer.
    Authoritarianism and the new wowserism is best shown by Greens and what remains of the old ALP and hard left – how they want to dominate and apply coercion to the riff raff, whether it be what they eat (fat taxes) gambling (poker machines only, mind) and also in their green climate alarmism scams. What was once only a hair-brained hint from the UK energy leader about forcing the little people to do without the pleasures it could finally afford due to the money obtained from their working in such jobs as are looked on with disdain by the elites, they will be forced to do withoiut anything that their betters decide isn’t good for them in energy.

    Air conditioning has come up before, ‘McMansion’ is already a hate term and in Sydney, for one, Waverley Council claimed that swimming pools should be a matter for the council to permit or ban on its climate change whim (along with air conditioning of course).

    The ideology would appear in the organ of the Green mob, but so early in its existence shows they are not wasting any time in showing who they mean by catering for “everybody”.

    M Ryutin Sydney

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    1. Anyone trying to take my pool away is going to end up composting in my backyard. Ditto for the air conditioning.

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  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.February 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Eat your Greens, you know they're good for you.

    Take their advice. Eat them them at the ballot box. Eat them with laughter in any sensible discussion. Eat and enjoy.

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  11. Actually, if I could direct the remote switch-off to the kids rooms, I might go for it. But leave my stuff alone. (the kids are hyper trained in enviromentalism at school, but can't or won't turn off switches).

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  12. Of course ... someone called Fanning who is against air-conditioning ..... hmmmm .. suspicious

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  13. Meanwhile, in The Grauniad, the Moonbat opines that liberals are too polite:
    “Yes, conservatism thrives on low intelligence and poor information. But the liberals in politics on both sides of the Atlantic continue to back off, yielding to the supremacy of the stupid. It's turkeys all the way down.”

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    1. I am fascinated by this fixation they have that conservatives or classical liberals are all morons...with an intellectual heritage going back to Hayek/Mill/Adam Smith/Bastiat etc etc etc

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    2. George Monbiot is a dangerous fascist who feeds on the anti-social elitist opinion of the English upper middle class and considers himself superior to the human species. The best he can hope for is that he will become an irrelevant fossil on the other side of the Atlantic from Noam Chomsky as the current misanthropic Green fashion is banished to the political backblocks. He should never have been born.

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    3. In 2002 Monbiot wrote an article about southern Ethiopia, where, "In homes constructed from packing cases and palm leaves, people engage more freely, smile more often, express more affection than we do behind our double glazing, surrounded by remote controls."

      Mark Steyn responded by pointing out, among othet things, that the average life expectancy in Ethiopia was 42.88 years.

      The stupidity here was not so much Monbiot's original statement - ignorant and patronising though it was - but his failure to retire completely from public life after Steyn's put-down.

      Consuela Potez

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    4. Further with Mr Steyn's point, Mr Monbiot had just passed his 41st birthday and therefore, as far as the villagers knew, he would be dead in two years time. Therefore their smiles.

      Cheers

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  14. The rarely used expression 'Go f#%* yourselves' springs to mind when faced with a dimwit who insists on screwing around with my private property. Turn my power off when I'm paying through the nose and you could expect to watch your company burn down.

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  15. on 6th you wrote:

    "The site would be called the Global Mail, Attard would run it, and that was that -- as long as she agreed never to publish a word about online travel agents’ profit-inspired campaigns to get more people into carbon-spewing jetliners."

    Back just after 9/11 the US stopped commercial jets for a couple of days. The atmosphere got cleaner, the world started warming up, people reported seeing many more stars at night.

    So perhaps we should start subsidising air travel as a way of stopping global warming?

    Oh. Oops. It's global cooling right now. So stop the planes, and make petrol cheaper. And as an ex farmer, please keep those E10 laws strong. You have no idea how much it has improved world grain prices.

    Pity about the starving poor in third world countries.

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  16. Why is it that these people, who are so much smarter than us can never explain how turning off every air conditioner or light bulb will effect global temperature?

    These geniuses know precisely what actions are required, yet don't seem to know the result of these actions other than some vague notion of "saving the planet".

    If I didn't know better, I would think it was religious faith. Hopefully one day I can reach such a state of enlightenment.

    jupes

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  17. Thank you Prof, not only do read the Phage and the Silly and spare us from these horrible tasks, but now you are reading the Global Mail, so we won't have to do so. You are an angel.

    Rococo Liberal

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  18. What about we get the energy companies to fire a pulse down the line which saves waste by shutting down the servers at, say, Fewfacts Media, or GetUp, or Globule Mail

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  19. Unfortunately for the Greenies, they will start paying a premium for their "smoking greenery". The smart meters send information back to the electric companies which shows, amongst other things, regular cyclical power usage. Therefore, people growing gunja under lights at the back of the garage or wherever can expect a visit from the local constabulary as their power usage patterns would show regular peaks when the lights and other paraphernalia are switched on and off at predetermined intervals.
    Most of these growers will close down their cottage industries leading to a premium price for the evil weed. Which may be a good thing perhaps, if they smoke less of the stuff, they may pass fewer zany laws?

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