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The anti-windfarm movement is coming to Canberra, with Alan Jones at its head

By thoughtpod - 16 June 2013 99

Yep, as reported in the Canberra Times, Well, the nutcases are coming to Canberra this coming Tuesday: “This week an anti-wind farm rally will be hosted in Canberra by controversial radio broadcaster Alan Jones.”

Getup will be hosting a counter-rally on Tuesday, noon, at Garema Place.

It would be nice to give the Coalition the message that they should stick to the science and support wind farming rather than bowing to scare campaigns and corporate interests.

Hope to see lots of us there – but I would be particularly impressed if we were joined by both Kate Lundy and Gary Humphries!

(Note: I’m not an organiser or anything, just a concerned citizen)

What’s Your opinion?


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The anti-windfarm movement is coming to Canberra, with Alan Jones at its head
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:12 pm
16 Jun 13
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Yar saw this on my Facebook feed from get up.

Gross. Alan jones needs to stay away.

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Ado 9:22 pm
16 Jun 13
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I suspect the AFP will stop 2,000 of Alan’s supporters at the border again….

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:53 pm
16 Jun 13
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Ado said :

I suspect the AFP will stop 2,000 of Alan’s supporters at the border again….

Haha yep.

At least it won’t be a complete wasted trip for him. He may get to make use of the Dickson public toilets Grimm was telling us all about.

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justin heywood 10:45 pm
16 Jun 13
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‘….It would be nice to give the Coalition the message that they should stick to the science and support wind farming rather than bowing to scare campaigns and corporate interests.”

Opposition to Windfarms is another evil Tory plot now?

The Greens have opposed Windfarms in the past, when it suited them politically (look it up). As do such rabid know-nothing conservatives as James Lovelock.

I’m no fan of Jones, and I actually like wind farms. Can’t stand hypocrisy though.

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Rawhide Kid Part3 11:10 pm
16 Jun 13
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Dam! Here we go again. Same tactics different gripe.

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p1 6:43 am
17 Jun 13
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I can’t quite define the anti wind farm mob. Are they hippies that think the big fans blow the wind away and kill flying squirrels? Or are they down to earth working Aussies from the bush who are getting wind turbine syndrome missing out on the cash their neighbours are getting?

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miz 7:46 am
17 Jun 13
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Apart from Alan Jones being a doofus that someone should ‘put in a chaff bag and chuck out to sea’, I would not like a wind farm next door – it would change the whole microclimate dynamic. And the UK experience shows that it is not only not anywhere near as ‘green’ as touted but also, the consumer pays through the nose for it: see
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/10121584/Wind-power-has-failed-to-deliver-what-it-promised.html

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IrishPete 8:14 am
17 Jun 13
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miz said :

Apart from Alan Jones being a doofus that someone should ‘put in a chaff bag and chuck out to sea’, I would not like a wind farm next door – it would change the whole microclimate dynamic. And the UK experience shows that it is not only not anywhere near as ‘green’ as touted but also, the consumer pays through the nose for it: see
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/10121584/Wind-power-has-failed-to-deliver-what-it-promised.html

Sorry but I am not even going to click on a link to an article in the English Daily Telegraph about anything remotely environmental. No good can come of it.

IP

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Kim F 8:22 am
17 Jun 13
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But Alan Jones IS a wind farm!

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neanderthalsis 8:39 am
17 Jun 13
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It would be nice to give the Coalition the message that they should stick to the science and support wind farming rather than bowing to scare campaigns and corporate interests.

Wind farming is integral to the renewable energy policies of the Libs. There has been a policy push from one of the States to restrict windfarm locations, making them no closer than 2km from dwellings, but there is no policy against them.

There are a few Libs, just like there is a few ALP members, Greens, DLPs and all-sorts who oppose them on health grounds or because they might whack the occasional parrot.

Some folk just seem to think that any anti-greenish push is a Mad Monk conspiracy.

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dungfungus 9:40 am
17 Jun 13
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neanderthalsis said :

It would be nice to give the Coalition the message that they should stick to the science and support wind farming rather than bowing to scare campaigns and corporate interests.

Wind farming is integral to the renewable energy policies of the Libs. There has been a policy push from one of the States to restrict windfarm locations, making them no closer than 2km from dwellings, but there is no policy against them.

There are a few Libs, just like there is a few ALP members, Greens, DLPs and all-sorts who oppose them on health grounds or because they might whack the occasional parrot.

Some folk just seem to think that any anti-greenish push is a Mad Monk conspiracy.

“Mad Monk”?
What the hell are you talking about?
Who is this “Mad Monk” person?

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Gungahlin Al 9:43 am
17 Jun 13
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Kim F said :

But Alan Jones IS a wind farm!

Bwahahahaha! Might put that on a plackard and take it along tomorrow!

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Baggy 9:46 am
17 Jun 13
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Try looking into neodymium mining and tell me that wind turbines are green.

Besides, until they regularly make efficient (>35%) affordable wind turbines then they’re a waste in my opinion.

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Solidarity 10:13 am
17 Jun 13
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Can we just get a nuclear power plant up and running and be done with it?

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Grail 10:23 am
17 Jun 13
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Baggy said :

Try looking into neodymium mining and tell me that wind turbines are green.

Besides, until they regularly make efficient (>35%) affordable wind turbines then they’re a waste in my opinion.

Thankfully alternators don’t use magnets! So no neodymium alloy magnets in alternator based wind turbines such as those produced by Enercon: http://www.enercon.de/en-en/753.htm

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