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Down Under
Entire State Of South Australia Suffers Power Blackout
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.
Posted by: Raj || 09/29/2016 00:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fortunately, here in Western Australia, we are not connected to the so called National Grid, which insulates us from this greenie nonsense.
Posted by: phil_b || 09/29/2016 5:07 Comments || Top||

#2  'Progress'
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2016 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder how the 'sparky car' owners faired?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2016 10:23 Comments || Top||

#4  This morning's top headline in all their newspapers: "Blow Harder, Mates!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/29/2016 11:04 Comments || Top||


Government
Director CIA: Congress Paving Way for Imprisonment Of U.S. Officials
[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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Exactly how does the right to file a civil suit against a foreign government lead to detention of our citizens?

It's like Iran detaining your sailors.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2016 2:58 Comments || Top||

#2  These yucks in the Obama administration seem to think they have credibility when speaking as if they have concerns for America.
Posted by: airandeee || 09/29/2016 6:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Speaking about Imprisonment Of U.S. Officials. Who should go first: Koskinen or Comey?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2016 6:23 Comments || Top||

#4  John Brennan, the noted Saudi catamite, issues a warning.
Posted by: Shick de Medici6262 || 09/29/2016 8:08 Comments || Top||

#5  After nearly eight years the congress asserts itself with the first congressional override. Must have been absolutely shocking to puppet master Brennan.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2016 8:14 Comments || Top||

#6  I read a WSJ article by John Bolton and Michael Mukasey a couple weeks back about the downsides to breaching sovereign immunity.

Hopefully the JASTA bill/act won't lead to the dangers these gentlemen describe, but when Dems sign on to something like this (especially Schumer) my 'Spider Sense' goes on alert.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2016 8:21 Comments || Top||

#7  I can think of several U.S. Officials that need to be imprisoned.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/29/2016 8:36 Comments || Top||

#8  ...yeah, its sort of a feature, not a bug. So Barack you carried out a war without Congressional authorization or compliance with your own War Powers Act?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2016 9:32 Comments || Top||

#9  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.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/29/2016 9:45 Comments || Top||

#10  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.

Brennan speaks for the Saudis, not us.
Posted by: Tennessee || 09/29/2016 11:01 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Diamond and Silk laid into 'Team HRC & Holt' after the Hofstra debate (Video)
[GP] This is amazing!

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!"

But the transcript doesn't do them justice.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The video with "Hillary climbing in the poles." was a gut buster. I laughed so hard I almost wet myself.
Posted by: Spinesing Gray3122 || 09/29/2016 9:22 Comments || Top||


Was HRC Sending Hand Signals to Debate Moderator Lester Holt ?
[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.

Watch this incredible video before passing judgement.
Same, same....TruthKings.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

#1  1 finger - fastball;
2 fingers - changeup;
3 fingers - curveball;
middle finger - go get Trump!
Posted by: Raj || 09/29/2016 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  No, it were just uncontroulable tremors.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2016 2:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Did anyone else notice that during the debate, HRC kept looking down like she was reading from something or getting messages on an I-phone or something?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/29/2016 9:54 Comments || Top||

#4  That little jiggle she does with her shoulders after his AFL/CIO temperament comment is creepy.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2016 11:13 Comments || Top||

#5  I refused to watch it--is there any chance she was getting electronic assistance of any kind with her answers?
Posted by: Crusader || 09/29/2016 11:23 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Should we rethink Kashmir?
[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
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  That song is too long, and it doesn't really go anywhere. I'm not sure what I ever saw in it.
Posted by: Crusader || 09/29/2016 11:26 Comments || Top||


Water wars
[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.
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Look at a map and you will see India holds all the cards.
Posted by: phil_b || 09/29/2016 1:31 Comments || Top||

#2  India didn't start the war.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2016 2:55 Comments || Top||

#3  India doesnt have to abrogate the IWT. Simply using its full share will cause Pakistan much grief
Posted by: John Frum || 09/29/2016 6:47 Comments || Top||



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