Coalition of the Confused

Hosted by Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.

  • 865
    MEMBERS
  • 51142
    MESSAGES
  • 0
    POSTS TODAY

Discussions

Alternatives to fossil fuels.   Australia and Oceania

Started 1/12/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 742 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

1/12/18

I thought this would interest you.

How you can turn your food waste into homemade cooking gas

What is biogas?

Biogas is produced when organic matter biodegrades under anaerobic conditions (that is, in the absence of oxygen).

This process produces a mixture of gases — primarily methane, some carbon dioxide and tiny portions of other gases such as hydrogen sulphide.

When the biogas is filtered to remove the hydrogen sulphide, the resulting mixture can be burned as an energy source for cooking, lighting, or heating water or space.

When compressed it can be used as fuel for vehicles. On a commercial scale biogas can be used to generate electricity or even refined and fed into the gas grid.

The primary benefit of biogas is that it is renewable.

Whereas the production of oil and other fossil fuels will eventually peak and decline, we will always be able to make biogas as long as the sun is shining and plants can grow.

Biogas has zero net greenhouse emissions because the CO2 that is released into the atmosphere when it burns is no more than what was drawn down from the atmosphere when the organic matter was first grown.

As already noted, when organic matter biodegrades under anaerobic conditions, methane is produced.

It has been estimated that each year between 590 million and 800 million tonnes of methane is released into the atmosphere.

This is bad news for the climate — pound for pound, methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2.

But in a biogas system this methane is captured and ultimately converted to CO2 when the fuel is burned. Because that CO2 was going to end up in the atmosphere anyway through natural degradation, biogas has zero net emissions.

There are other benefits too. The organic matter used in biogas digesters is typically a waste product. By using biogas we can reduce the amount of food waste and other organic materials being sent to landfill.

Furthermore, biogas systems produce a nutrient-rich sludge that can be watered down into a fertiliser for gardens or farms.

All of this can help to develop increased energy independence, build resilience and save money.

...[Message truncated]
View Full Message
RRBud

From: RRBud

1/12/18

Thank you for bringing this one to my attention, Jenifer.

Considering the absolutely enormous organic waste stream we humans generate, from sewage through garbage, I've long been unhappy with the fact so little of it is processed into fuels.  Certainly the amount of recoverable energy from that waste stream would make a significant dent in the amount of fossil fuels used, although I cannot guess as to how large that dent might be.  But considering the burn-off flares near both sewage-treatment and landfill sites, I'd like to see the gases recovered, refined, and put to some good use.

Oh well, people seem to learn slowly, if at all -

In reply toRe: msg 2
ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

5/16/19

Speaking of sewage . . .

 

GREENIE ROUNDUP FROM AUSTRALIA . . .



Antisemitism rife in Australian Greens 

In keeping with their far-Left stance



Jewish leaders have urged Richard Di Natale to call out anti-Semitism within the Greens, after anti-Israel social media comments emerged from three Greens candidates in NSW federal seats.

The comments described Israel as an “apartheid” regime, accused members of the Israeli government of “openly advocating genocide”, denied the crimes of listed terrorist organisation Hamas, and criticised Senator Di Natale for failing to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement.

In a Facebook comment on an Australian Jewish News article about the Executive Council of Australian Jewry congratulating Senator Di Natale on his election as Greens leader, Greens candidate for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s seat of Cook, Jonathan Doig, said he was “surprised the Greens don’t support BDS on Israel.” “Time to reconsider surely,” Mr Doig wrote.

The party’s candidate for the western Sydney seat of Watson, Emmett de Bhaldraithe, commented on Facebook that people in the current Israeli government “quite openly advocate genocide”.

“What has Hamas actually done that would suggest they wish to follow through on (genocide)/can?” Mr Bhaldraithe wrote.

Greens candidate for the eastern Sydney seat of Kingsford Smith, James Cruz, had a dig at his party’s Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, tweeting a picture of Senator Waters with Australian Eurovision contestant Kate Miller-Heidke, saying it was “disappointing to see Larissa Waters endorsing Eurovision held in apartheid Israel.”

“People of concious (sic) should #BoycottEurovision2019 in solidarity with Palestinians fighting for their land and lives,” Mr Cruz tweeted.

Executive Council of Australian Jewry CEO Alex Ryvchin said it was easy to dismiss the statements as “online ramblings of the far-left”. “But when such statements come from candidates for public office, who have been elevated to national prominence by their party, it is a matter of deep concern,” Mr Ryvchin said.
...[Message truncated]
View Full Message
BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/16/19

ElDotardo said:

The party’s candidate for the western Sydney seat of Watson, Emmett de Bhaldraithe, commented on Facebook that people in the current Israeli government “quite openly advocate genocide”. “What has Hamas actually done that would suggest they wish to follow through on (genocide)/can?” Mr Bhaldraithe wrote.

Sounds like a very balanced and reasonable comment and question. Hamas has never killed any British (or Australian or American) and doesn't interfere with my media (another shocking case here - https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180810-bbc-bows-to-pressure-from-israel-and-changes-gaza-headline/ ) or politics 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/07/israeli-diplomat-shai-masot-caught-on-camera-plotting-to-take-down-uk-mps
Israeli official discusses how to discredit UK MPs in undercover footage

Israeli diplomat caught on camera plotting to 'take down' UK MPs

7 Jan 2017 - An Israeli embassy official has been caught on camera in an undercover sting plotting to "take down" MPs regarded as hostile, including foreign office minister Sir Alan Duncan, an outspoken supporter of a Palestinian state.

In an extraordinary breach of diplomatic protocol, Shai Masot, who describes himself as an officer in the Israel Defence Forces and is serving as a senior political officer at the London embassy, was recorded by an ­undercover reporter from al-Jazeera’s investigative unit speaking about a number of British MPs.

... Masot had been speaking to Maria Strizzolo, a civil servant who was formerly an aide to another Conservative minister. Also present was a man they knew as Robin, whom they believed to be working for Labour Friends of Israel, a pressure group. In fact, Robin was an undercover reporter.

Strizzolo, discussing with Masot how to discredit MPs, said: "Well, you know, if you look hard enough, I’m sure that there is something that they’re trying to hide." Later she added: "A little scandal, maybe."

... In the footage, Masot agreed that Strizzolo had assisted [Conservative MP Robert] Halfon [secured a promotion for her boss, ex his chief of staff when he was deputy chair of the Conservative party ... education minister and Strizzolo was appointed as a senior manager at the Skills Funding Agency ... continues to work part-time for Halfon.] and then asked whether she could also achieve the opposite effect. "Can I give you some MPs that I would suggest you would take down?" he asked. He went on to say that she knew which MPs he was referring to.

She asked him to remind her. "The deputy foreign minister," he said. Strizzolo said: "You still want to go for it?" Masot’s reply is ambiguous but he said Duncan was still causing problems. Strizzolo asked: "I thought we had, you know, neutralised him just a little bit, no?" Masot answered: "No."

... Strizzolo returned to the subject of Duncan later in the conversation, suggesting he had had a run-in with Halfon in the past and that Halfon had reported Duncan to the whips. ... Strizzolo said: "A little scandal, maybe."

Other prominent Conservatives named during the conversation include Crispin Blunt, chair of the Commons foreign affairs select committee, who is also a vocal supporter of the Palestinians ... Strizzolo referred to him being on a "hitlist".

... Although the Israeli embassy insists Masot was a junior embassy official and not a diplomat, his business card describes him as "a senior political officer" ... chief point of contact between the embassy and MPs and liaising with ministers and officials at the Foreign Office.

He also describes himself as having been a major in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) between 2004 and 2011 – serving part of that time on a patrol boat off Gaza – and still employed by the IDF as deputy head of the international organisations sector.

... Strizzolo sought to play down what had been discussed. Asked a series of questions by the Guardian "... Shai Masot is someone I know purely socially and as a friend. He is not someone with whom I have ever worked or had any political dealings ..."

What are our Civil Servants even doing socialising with the monsters who roam the Mediterranean coast, shooting up fishermen and shelling school-boys playing football on the beach?

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
Host

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

5/17/19

Half a dozen candidates from multiple parties have been kicked out of the race for a stack of offensive comments.

The cull is here in the Australian Election discussion.

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

5/18/19

Oh, dear. The far Left takes another one in the ear . . . so sad, eh?

Good on ya, Aussies!!!

THUNDER DOWN UNDER: Far Left Labour Party SUFFERS SHOCKING LOSS in Australia After Holding Several Point Lead in Polls

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/thunder-down-under-far-left-labour-party-suffers-shocking-loss-in-australia-after-holding-several-point-lead-in-polls/

The conservatives (named the Liberal party) in Australia pulled off a stunning upset in the national elections on Saturday.

The Liberal party is leading with 74 seats and the far left Labour party won on 65 seats.

The Labour party was ahead by 8 points in the polls.

 

Just like in the United States the media was hurt the most.

...[Message truncated]
View Full Message
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
Host

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

5/18/19

First of all, it's the Labor party, not the Labour Party.

Secondly, they are not "far left".

And thirdly, it appears the key to winning an election is to not have any policies, instead just shit all over parties that do.

A sad indictment on the state of the nation.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/19/19

The exit polls showed Labour party with a lead.
They got shellacked.

Beware - exit polls cannot be wrong.

I believe that and this man agrees with me:

November 11, 2016 - The Election was Stolen - Here’s How

... Exit polls are the standard by which the US State Department measures the honesty of foreign elections. Exit polling is, historically, deadly accurate. The bane of pre-election polling is that pollsters must adjust for the likelihood of a person voting. Exit polls solve the problem.

But three times in US history, pollsters have had to publicly flagellate themselves for their "errors."

In 2000, exit polls gave Al Gore the win in Florida; in 2004, exit polls gave Kerry the win in Ohio, and now, in swing states, exit polls gave the presidency to Hillary Clinton. http://www.gregpalast.com/election-stolen-heres/

TOP