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This is what you get when you dump rubbish in an old mine

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Four Corners has struck again with another non-story that has panicked the political establishment. Queensland doesn’t have a waste levy. This means it is cheaper to dump in Queensland than elsewhere, creating a business opportunity for waste disposal companies who operate in New South Wales. Not surprisingly some of them have secured properly zoned dump […]

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Some reasons why miners are upset and you should be too

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Total Australian taxes on mining will be 45% higher than their next nearest rival the USA and 152% higher than Canada. Australia is about to lose a significant share of world mining activity and income.

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100% pure Costa Rica?

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

In many ways, Costa Rica reminds me of New Zealand. Their national motto, Pura Vida! is not so different from the New Zealand catch-cry. Both countries look small on a world map, but expand on the ground into amazingly extensive and diverse terrains. Both have approximately 4 million people, and both have long coastlines and […]

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Under the Moruya Moon (6)

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Two steps forward, one step back. It’s the way of the world. So it wasn’t surprising to find that the termite damage to the house was worse than we thought. The floor in one bedroom had collapsed before the tenants moved out last December, and it has taken us this long to get a good […]

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Posted by Ronda Jambe at 1:57 pm | Comments (1) |
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Canberra is becoming a Capital Mess

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

This week the ACT government revealed plans for a large car park close to the city centre, at the edge of Lake Burley Griffin. This is not likely to enhance Canberra’s appeal, either as a tourist destination or a place to live. This is just typical of the mis-guided policies of the Stanhope government. For […]

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Posted by Ronda Jambe at 5:05 am | Comments (2) |

Junkies are the scum of the earth (3)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

No point in talking about my son any more. Why depress everyone, including myself? Better to boast of solutions to the tedious society vs the individual vs resource distribution conundrum. In relation to drug policy at least. Again I find my suggestions are viable, and being implemented in the enlightened backwoods of Scandinavia. On the […]

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Posted by Ronda Jambe at 2:53 pm | Comments (4) |

A 12 step program for saving the environment

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

It’s as easy as 1-2-3: Intention – Design – Governance. Times 4, because you need to keep looping around. Hello, this is my Thursday Blog, in fulfillment of the only New Year’s Resolution I dare to make. A committment to blog each week is made all the easier for having nothing to say, and knowing […]

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Posted by Ronda Jambe at 12:15 pm | Comments (6) |

Biofuels to cause starvation

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

The biofuel madness is gathering steam, and it’s not good news for the world’s poor and hungry. Corn prices in the US have been firming on the basis of the demand for ethanol. Corn isn’t the only grain that can be used for ethanol. The federal government’s favourite ethanol manufacturer Manildra uses a lot of […]

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