The reason - too much dependence on 'renewables', which also makes that region's electricity the most expensive. That is, when it's available.
[WattsUpWithThat] The entire state of South Australia suffered a complete power black out on Wednesday September 28 plugging it’s nearly 1.7 million residents, communities and businesses into darkness.
Loss of available power from transmissions lines feeding the region from other states coupled with South Australia’s ill-considered climate change energy policy of forced shutdown of the states operating coal plants to promote heavy use of renewable energy created this latest power debacle.
Last July the state barely averted energy black outs when reduced outside electrical energy supplies forced huge and costly purchases of needed power to restore electrical system reliability.(http://theconversation.com/south-australias-electricity-price-woes-are-more-due-to-gas-than-wind-62824) Rest at link. Next up - California, home of cow flatulence regulation.
[Free Beacon] CIA Director John Brennan warned on Wednesday that Congress's override of a presidential veto of contested new legislation will pave the way for foreign nations hostile to the United States to detain American officials at will for alleged crimes, according to a statement. Detained giverment officials? And the downside is ?
Brennan expressed strong opposition to Congress's override of a bill permitting American victims of the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged involvement in the plot.
However, the bill--known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA--will also provide similar legal recourse to foreign nations, meaning that they could detain top U.S. officials, military leaders, and others.
Exactly how does the right to file a civil suit against a foreign government lead to detention of our citizens?
Leading U.S. officials, including Brennan and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, have warned that the consequences of the bill would enable foreign nations to meddle in U.S. counterterrorism operations and force the disclosure of sensitive classified material.
At first and second blush, this seems like a good idea. There is a lot of house cleaning that needs to be done here at home. I thought the families of the Lockerbie bombing sued Daffy. I looked it up and found that a settlement agreement was brokered. Each family received about $10M.
Well, Brennan was the CIA Station Chief in the KSA.
His ox is about to get gored.
BTW - the Saudis have been sooo helpful in the fight against AQ and ISIS...good ole Prince Bandar's personal funds provided lodging and sustenance for a couple of the 9/11 hijacker pilots...Saudi funds roll into AQ and ISIS coffers on a regular basis.
Diamond and Silk laid into Hillary and Lester Holt after the Hofstra debate.
They had this to say:
"Now Hillary started lying right off the bat . . . Overall, Donald Trump won that debate. But Lester? He got under my skin... We don’t give a damn about that birther issue!
Why wasn't you asking Hillary about her pay for play schemes? About her email scandal? About the fact that she don't even understand a "C" stands for "Classified?" About the fact that she don't know how to remember anything? Oh, you didn't ask her that!
Well, listen up, Lester! Don’t make us fester! Or you gonna feel the wrath of Diamond and Silk. I just want you to know one thing: In the end, Donald J. Trump is going to win!"
[GP] Hillary Clinton is not above cheating, lying or stealing to get what she wants. So it shouldn't be any surprise that she is being accused of cheating during Monday's 1st Presidential debate.
Clinton was accused of cheating by sending hand signals to the moderator Lester Holt.
During the debate when Clinton wanted to signal Holt whent she wanted the floor, she rubbed her face in a manner similar to a baseball manager. According to True Pundit she has not done this in any other debates during her career supporting the accusation that these were signals.
[DAWN] PRIME MINISTER Nawaz Sharif ... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf... has perhaps done all that he could to draw the international community’s attention to the Kashmiri people’s ordeal. He and members of his large entourage spoke of India-held Kashmire to whoever they met in New York.
By all accounts offered by our media services, the Kashmire mission, carried out with unusual vigour, went off well -- this despite a slight slip while drafting the blurb on the meeting with US Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
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That song is too long, and it doesn't really go anywhere. I'm not sure what I ever saw in it.
[DAWN] A day after urging a joint India-Pakistain war against poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and infant mortality, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi executed his latest about-turn by implicitly threatening to use water as a weapon against Pakistain -- this in a region where great swathes of humanity eke out a subsistence living and are wholly dependent on agriculture and the agrarian chain for their livelihoods.
By suspending the biannual Indus water commissioners’ meeting, ordering that India expedite its hydro projects on the three western Indus system rivers designated for the exclusive use of Pakistain under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty and menacingly suggesting that "blood and water cannot flow together", Mr Modi seems once again to be pandering to his domestic need to appear tough on Pakistain, while in reality making the region less secure through his actions.
The IWT has survived five and a half decades and three wars between India and Pakistain. The treaty’s durability, the two countries’ willingness to abide by its terms and the acceptance of international arbitration time and again are successes that no leader, Indian or Pak, should ever tamper with, let alone jeopardise.
Indeed, until the obnoxious and thoroughly illegal demand to unilaterally scrap the treaty was made recently in certain krazed killer quarters in India, the IWT was the obvious framework within which the next generation of climatic and water issues ought to have been addressed to the mutual benefit of India and Pakistain.
The reckless gamble by Mr Modi to use novel means to ostensibly put pressure on Pakistain has now introduced new uncertainties, and surely suspicions, in a region that is already water-stressed and that could be facing traumatic water-scarcity problems in the decades ahead. In trying to alarm Pakistain into taking action against gunnies as India desires, Mr Modi has unthinkingly accelerated what could become another, equally intractable dispute between the two countries.
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Look at a map and you will see India holds all the cards.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.