Some reading for Michael

Our Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is standing on the side of coal, emphasising that a government plan to move towards more gas is still a draft.

The Nationals leader on Friday declared his whole party backs coal: “We’re all pro-coal … we’re pro-all technologies.”

Consequently I am sending our deputy PM copies of Maxwell Empire Books 1, 2 and 3 for him to read the consequences of a coal based energy system by the time the year 4576 rolls around.

 

He will be pleased to know that because the sea levels have gone up twenty metres and all work is done by robots it has been practical to dig a trench from the Bight to the Gulf and hence with solar desalination plants tree all of Australia.

The folk in Albury frequently comment on the irresponsible attitude of the politicians of the twenty first century in not stopping the use of carbon dioxide producing energy systems. Not that it is bad for Albury. With Sydney and Melbourne going under water the development of the city has been spectacular.

The Chinese got knocked about when a huge asteroid dropped on them in 2091 but equally devastating has been the sea level rise which has seen Shanghai, Tianjin and most of the east coast sink beneath the waves. Alburyites think it a just reward for trying to bully the world in the twenty first century.

Julius Maxwell does not form the World Government until the year 2645 which means no more conflicts between countries but because we have politicians like Michael burning coal it is too bad it did not happen over six hundred years earlier.

Read bits of the books on Amazon.

Maxwell Empire Books 1 to 3
Maxwell Empire Books 1 to 3

Megan, Anzac Day in Jindera, 2019

Megan, Anzac Day in Jindera, 2019

412 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets parade at the Jindera War Memorial on Anzac Day in 2019.

https://youtu.be/-SBxNbTQVc4

How 412 Squadron in Albury – Wodonga describes itself for normal years.

Our squadron is one of the most active in all of Victoria, running optional activities most weekends throughout the year. These activities include anything from Teambuilding, Adventure Training, Fieldcraft, Survival to Ceremonial Parades, Community Service, General Training, Flying, Shooting, and much more.

To see more visit http://412sqn.aafc.org.au/

 

Great granddad joins his wife.

April 28th, 2014, the ashes of Megan’s great granddad were taken out to the place on the river where his wife’s ashes had been released two years before.

Great granddad joins his wife.
Great granddad joins his wife.

2014 memory

We went to Thailand six years ago today because Megan’s great grandfather had died and was being burnt on the 27th.

Megan’s great granddad did not want to go.

April 27, 2014, we were in Thailand for his burning and the flame would not start once, twice, not until the third time. His brother said he saw him sitting on the end of the coffin. His children prayed to him after each unsuccessful attempt and assured him all the children would be looked after. The third time was successful.

2014 memory
2014 memory

Too much rice

Having too much rice in the fridge meant it was necessary to use some soon. Pepperoni salami to the rescue.

Diced pepperoni cooked for a minute in a hot frypan. Butter added. Rice added. Stirred continuously. Yum.

Too much rice
Rice plus pepperoni.

Mingenew 3

When I drove to Mingenew in my Mini in Western Australia in 1964 I was looking at fossils of shellfish that were alive over 250,000,000 years ago. The cliff behind the sheep here has some seams of coal that were formed even longer ago.

Coal Seam Park, Mingenew
Mingenew, Western Australia