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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)

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howeph 12:04 am 20 Jun 13

pierce said :

As much as I might dislike Alan Jones, I’ve come to the conclusion that bringing up his personal life is pretty tacky…

I agree.

It’s not relevant to the “debate” at hand. There is no need to stoop to that level, in fact it is counter productive.

bundah 6:11 pm 19 Jun 13

I’ve always understood a homophobe to be a person who has an irrational fear or hate of homosexuals which would fit in with Alan Jones listeners,quite abhorrent IMO!

Pork Hunt 5:41 pm 19 Jun 13

johnboy said :

http://www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/freeman.asp

“I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole”

Using the words homophobia and asshole in the same statement may not be all that helpful… 🙂

Pork Hunt 5:23 pm 19 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

pierce said :

As much as I might dislike Alan Jones, I’ve come to the conclusion that bringing up his personal life is pretty tacky, particularly given that it doesn’t appear to conflict with his public statements. (I have better things to do than listen to the man’s show but he isn’t known for an anti-gay stance, to the best of my knowledge)

Most of his listeners are the hugest homophobes you could ever meet.

Exactly what is the problem if a person has a phobia?
I work in the lift game and in the last two weeks, two people have exited a lift I was in as it filled with fellow travelers and excused themselves by stating they were feeling claustrophobic.
Coulrophobes are concerned about clowns ffs.
Why is it a crime to be a homophobe?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:23 pm 19 Jun 13

pierce said :

As much as I might dislike Alan Jones, I’ve come to the conclusion that bringing up his personal life is pretty tacky, particularly given that it doesn’t appear to conflict with his public statements. (I have better things to do than listen to the man’s show but he isn’t known for an anti-gay stance, to the best of my knowledge)

Most of his listeners are the hugest homophobes you could ever meet.

thebrownstreak69 3:30 pm 19 Jun 13

Jim Jones said :

dph said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Well at least dungfungus has proven three things in this topic:

1) dungfungus does not believe in science

2) dungfungus does not know how to debate

3) dungfungus, instead of using logic, parrots anything Allan jones says.

He’s clearly a graduate of the Allan Jones school of opinions & debate.

1) Ignore fact & or credible scientific research.

2) Present opinion as fact.

3) Yell over the top of anyone who disagrees or tries to use logic.

4) suck a big buncha dix

I think you’ll find the correct term is “eata boxa cox”.

pierce 3:23 pm 19 Jun 13

As much as I might dislike Alan Jones, I’ve come to the conclusion that bringing up his personal life is pretty tacky, particularly given that it doesn’t appear to conflict with his public statements. (I have better things to do than listen to the man’s show but he isn’t known for an anti-gay stance, to the best of my knowledge)

Jim Jones 2:54 pm 19 Jun 13

dph said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Well at least dungfungus has proven three things in this topic:

1) dungfungus does not believe in science

2) dungfungus does not know how to debate

3) dungfungus, instead of using logic, parrots anything Allan jones says.

He’s clearly a graduate of the Allan Jones school of opinions & debate.

1) Ignore fact & or credible scientific research.

2) Present opinion as fact.

3) Yell over the top of anyone who disagrees or tries to use logic.

4) suck a big buncha dix

davo101 2:36 pm 19 Jun 13

dungfungus said :

Coal fired power stations need to be close to coal fields or good bulk transport routes which are rarely found in cities.

Up to the mid-50’s coal fired power stations were in cities. It wasn’t till the development of very high voltage transmission that it became viable to build them next to the coal fields.

dungfungus said :

Wind turbines can be placed almost anywhere (even in the middle of the sea).

Not really. They need to be in areas with high enough wind speeds which discounts putting them in any of the capital cites (except Hobart) and floating wind turbines are still in the development phase.

dph 2:26 pm 19 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Well at least dungfungus has proven three things in this topic:

1) dungfungus does not believe in science

2) dungfungus does not know how to debate

3) dungfungus, instead of using logic, parrots anything Allan jones says.

He’s clearly a graduate of the Allan Jones school of opinions & debate.

1) Ignore fact & or credible scientific research.

2) Present opinion as fact.

3) Yell over the top of anyone who disagrees or tries to use logic.

Jim Jones 2:20 pm 19 Jun 13

dungfungus said :

miz said :

Mr Evil said: “I really do wonder sometimes if all the “Aussie Battlers” who support Jones are actually aware of what his favourite activity outside of work involves????”
Here’s a summary: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/10/20/1160851142104.html?page=fullpage

Most events in this homophobic article are about Jones’ past activities.

How, precisely, is the article homophobic?

As for ‘Jones’ past activities’: do you really expect an article published in 2006 to be anything else?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:28 pm 19 Jun 13

Well at least dungfungus has proven three things in this topic:

1) dungfungus does not believe in science

2) dungfungus does not know how to debate

3) dungfungus, instead of using logic, parrots anything Allan jones says.

dungfungus 12:38 pm 19 Jun 13

miz said :

Mr Evil said: “I really do wonder sometimes if all the “Aussie Battlers” who support Jones are actually aware of what his favourite activity outside of work involves????”
Here’s a summary: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/10/20/1160851142104.html?page=fullpage

Most events in this homophobic article are about Jones’ past activities.

dungfungus 11:59 am 19 Jun 13

Thumper said :

dungfungus said :

IrishPete said :

dungfungus said :

Erg0 said :

dungfungus said :

At the risk of spreading more disinformation I wish to put forward that scientists invented the Atomic Bomb.

Wait, I read somewhere that a scientist invented penicillin. This would be very troubling for me if I only dealt in absolutes.

Well, I happen to be allergic to penicillin. Nearly killed me when I was in the Army.

A dungfungus allergic to penicillin? You are kidding, aren’t you? A dungfungus virtually IS penicillin.

Luckily wind turbines will only kill you if you climb them or maybe if you fly a kite near them.

IP

They kill kites also:
http://gigrin.co.uk/w/wind_turbine_kills_kite.html

They also make bats explode. It’s thought the moving blades cause a drop in pressure that makes the delicate lungs of bats suddenly expand, bursting the tissue’s blood vessels.

Bizarre but true.

This must be a dilemma for The Greens. Al?

Thumper 10:53 am 19 Jun 13

dungfungus said :

IrishPete said :

dungfungus said :

Erg0 said :

dungfungus said :

At the risk of spreading more disinformation I wish to put forward that scientists invented the Atomic Bomb.

Wait, I read somewhere that a scientist invented penicillin. This would be very troubling for me if I only dealt in absolutes.

Well, I happen to be allergic to penicillin. Nearly killed me when I was in the Army.

A dungfungus allergic to penicillin? You are kidding, aren’t you? A dungfungus virtually IS penicillin.

Luckily wind turbines will only kill you if you climb them or maybe if you fly a kite near them.

IP

They kill kites also:
http://gigrin.co.uk/w/wind_turbine_kills_kite.html

They also make bats explode. It’s thought the moving blades cause a drop in pressure that makes the delicate lungs of bats suddenly expand, bursting the tissue’s blood vessels.

Bizarre but true.

dungfungus 10:36 am 19 Jun 13

astrojax said :

i loved mr jones’ comments replayed last night on the radio, that if wind turbines are so harmless they should be in macquarie st (sydney), the location of mr jones’ residence – well, we wouldn’t want a nasty noise polluting turbine among all that silent city environment, so let’s pop a wholesome little coal-fired power plant into your neighbour’s place, shall we? ffs, what a doofus – and he has sway. how???

Coal fired power stations need to be close to coal fields or good bulk transport routes which are rarely found in cities.
Wind turbines can be placed almost anywhere (even in the middle of the sea).

dungfungus 9:22 am 19 Jun 13

IrishPete said :

dungfungus said :

Erg0 said :

dungfungus said :

At the risk of spreading more disinformation I wish to put forward that scientists invented the Atomic Bomb.

Wait, I read somewhere that a scientist invented penicillin. This would be very troubling for me if I only dealt in absolutes.

Well, I happen to be allergic to penicillin. Nearly killed me when I was in the Army.

A dungfungus allergic to penicillin? You are kidding, aren’t you? A dungfungus virtually IS penicillin.

Luckily wind turbines will only kill you if you climb them or maybe if you fly a kite near them.

IP

They kill kites also:
http://gigrin.co.uk/w/wind_turbine_kills_kite.html

astrojax 9:15 am 19 Jun 13

i loved mr jones’ comments replayed last night on the radio, that if wind turbines are so harmless they should be in macquarie st (sydney), the location of mr jones’ residence – well, we wouldn’t want a nasty noise polluting turbine among all that silent city environment, so let’s pop a wholesome little coal-fired power plant into your neighbour’s place, shall we? ffs, what a doofus – and he has sway. how???

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