My appologies for being away and not responding to invitations/comments ect. My whole household came down with swine flu and while the illness wasn't that bad my bloody husband and kids being sick has put me way behind schedule. I think i have finally caught up and this week my dear hubby has gone away for a week to get his truck licence so we can cart our own calves - that is when we actually get a truck lol.
We have had some exciting developments - we have been… Continue
Added by rebecca bailey on July 30, 2009 at 12:03pm —
A dear friend was sent this wonderful letter from the beloved Leader of the opposition just recently after writing to him about the stupidity of introducing an ETS. He was much bemused.
I have very kindly decided to cut through the political speak for him and reproduced the letter with my emphasis on the key points in italics
(A note of caution: the final link contains some language that may be offensive to some but is nonetheless the definitive if rather blunt… Continue
Added by Michael Rowley on July 28, 2009 at 3:50pm —
Congratulations to soil carbon advocates, Bruce Ward and Tony Lovell, in achieving second place in The Guardian
Newspapers’ Manchester Report in UK. The aim of the Manchester Report was to scour the world for the best environmental solutions to CO2 build up in the atmosphere.
The presentation prepared by Bruce and Tony was about building up soil carbon as a means of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
The Thorium nuclear reactor solution came first. While it is… Continue
Added by David Mason-Jones on July 27, 2009 at 10:23am —
Go to this site to read about plans for the launch of my book Wildflowers, wilderness and wine.
Added by Fay Helwig on July 22, 2009 at 3:00pm —
We are interested to hear from any one with experience on how to make a magistrate act within their juristiction when council takes you to court for unpaid rates in the small claims division NSW.
We are particularly interested in how to invoke constitutional law in the local court and how to make a magistrate abide by High Court decisions and the Constitution.
Areas of interest are:
Does the state or local government have the constitutional power to impose a rates tax? Given… Continue
Added by Bruce Mc Cleary on July 19, 2009 at 9:45am —
Did anyone else hear the news over the weekend, where by there was a group of Australian and International Scientist including "Climate Change Expert" Dr Ross Garnut, were visiting Western Arnhem Langer Rangers (I presume these would be Aboriginal Elders), to examine the benefits of traditional aboriginal burning techniques. Apparently they are being paid $1 million dollars to use their traditional buring techniques to try an offset more than 100,000 tonnes of Conoco Philips emissions from… Continue
Added by Ross Newman on July 14, 2009 at 3:43pm —
Queensland company Soil Carbon Australia's Regenerating Grasslands is down to shortlist of 10 and up for public vote in UK for best solution for climate change. Check out what my friends Tony Lovell and Bruce Ward are up to and take a moment to review and vote for them. Cheers Sean
From: Tony Lovell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 14 July 2009 11:20 AM
To: Sean Rothsey
Subject: update on soil carbon and a simple request for your support
Added by Sean Rothsey on July 14, 2009 at 3:11pm —
Tonight I saw Al Gore on the news, followed by Peter Andrews, on Australian Story. I have followed the lives of both men in recent years, with a great deal of interest. Tonight, the similarities and differences were so incredibly obvious.
Al Gore, the sophisticated and well travelled global representative of the anti-carbon lobby, spruiked a lot of rhetoric and waffle while drumming up more supporters for his new green group.
Meanwhile, Peter Andrews was quietly… Continue
Added by Ray Jamieson on July 13, 2009 at 11:42pm —
Why Do I Sell Products on the Site?
By Dr. Mercola
Since I started this web site 12 years ago, the most common criticism I get is that I sell products on the site. I believe this is related to a perceived conflict of interest, so I want to directly address this concern.
Why Do I Sell Products?
I initially went into medicine with the intention to help people. That desire has never changed, and after 15 years in practice, I… Continue
Added by linden baker on July 11, 2009 at 7:28pm —
I had just taken a break, driving south through Grafton, NSW around 11.00 pm. I had a cuppa, walked around a few minutes and resumed driving. I was about 10 minutes south on the highway on cruise control at around 100kmh, came through a long, sweeping right hand curve onto the straight. A couple of vehicles headed north.
As they came closer, I could see the first was a 4WD size. About 50 metres away, I realised the second car was drifting out across the highway towards me. I was in a… Continue
Added by Ray Jamieson on July 11, 2009 at 4:29pm —
As an exclusive offer to Agmate Members and more importantly members of the Southedge Seeds Group. From time to time leading up to the summer planting window and hopefully a good wet season, there will be specials running across our product range for set periods. This is a great opportunity to beat the "economic downturn" and improve your production at discounts rates.
The first special will start on the 28th July, so be sure to sign up today and become eligible to purchase high… Continue
Added by Ross Newman on July 9, 2009 at 4:47pm —
Much has happened on Agmates in the last few weeks and Steve is to be really congratulated for his work, energy, effort and dedication. He is powered by a vision, obviously, as no sane person would attempt it without having a fire under his butt - thanks Steve!
What it enables for us, as members, readers and people involved in agriculture in one of its many forms, is to give us a voice, to share our views, to become part of a community. I noted Rob Moore this… Continue
Added by Ray Jamieson on July 9, 2009 at 10:44am —
Last night, I was watching ABC2 and the Peter Andrew's Story was on. His theories started me thinking about the plight of farmers that are east of the great dividing range and in the catchment of the Great Barrier Reef. In recent months, much has been written about nutrient and chemical runoff onto the great barrier reef from agriculture. Over the past few years, there has also been a concertated efforts in controlling the declared water weed, Hymenachne. For those of you who have never seen… Continue
Added by Ross Newman on July 8, 2009 at 9:18am —
I have been a grudgingly paid up member since the beginning.Several years ago Rod Saal and I battled the Exceptional Circumstances system during one of the many droughts. In defference to Rod's good work I decided tostay a member till the E.C. finished. This happened amonth ago and my renewal is on my desk.
I might be a bit odd but the bread and butter topics to confront are-
1 Blocking the ETS for all Australia as I'm certain it is a con.
2Regrowth-not negotiable,just leave it… Continue
Added by Rob Moore on July 6, 2009 at 9:00pm —
In these days where it seems common to have to pay a small fortune to have a meal with a politician, I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed a breakfast with the State Treasurer for Queensland, Mr Andrew Fraser. I was able to do this through my local Chamber of Commerce, and was also able to ask questions, which proved most illuminating.
Mr Fraser spoke at length on the budgetary choices that he as Treasurer had to make this year, and how as little as a year can make so much… Continue
Added by Ray Jamieson on July 6, 2009 at 1:46pm —
Hi everyone, I'd like to introduce myself and my farm.
My name is Joanne Rigutto. I have a very small farm in Mulino, Oregon, USA. We're located in the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon, about 15 miles south and a bit west of Portland, the largest city in Oregon.
Here are the specs on my farm and the business I'm building around it -
Size - 6.67 acres located right on highway 213 in Mulino, Oregon
What we produce - chicken eggs (free range, aka range hen eggs)… Continue
Added by Joanne Rigutto on July 5, 2009 at 1:00am —
Please find below a letter that was provided to me by a colleague from Paraguay. This letter was sent to the editors of the Tropical Grasslands Society. Thought this may interest some of you.
yesterday I received the latest TGS Newsletter (Volume 25 No. 1 & 2). It was a pleasure to look at the beautiful photographs of various well known personalities from the Australian pasture science scene. But when I got to the Green House Gas (GHG) chapters I was a bit… Continue
Added by Ross Newman on July 3, 2009 at 9:37am —
Steve, what about advertising in our little local papers, you know what I mean, the QCL etc will not advertise your site, the little local papers surely will, perhaps local members could negotiate a full page add with their local community paper and extend the message that way, if you write a good story ...what we do and our achievemnets I will be hapy to commit to do the job in our little area...bugger the big papers and their monoply behavior! Continue
Added by Rowell Walton on July 2, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I use my blog largely for the purpose of Search Engine Optimization as it and other social bodies like my Facebook identity are linked to my static business website http://www.webstation.com.au/accom/helwig
which means that every time I place a new entry on any of these sites Google is reading about me. Thus Google has now placed Das Helwig Haus B&B on the first page when anyone searches for Granite Belt B&B or Stanthorpe B&B.
Because I am an entertaining writer and use… Continue
Added by Fay Helwig on July 1, 2009 at 11:15am —