A compilation of videos recording a selection of speeches and highlights from President Obama’s first visit to Australia in November 2011. The primary purpose of which was to announce a repositioning of America’s economic and military strategy in the Asia Pacific region to better manage challenges presented by the emergence of China as a potential superpower of the 21st century. Henceforth and permanently the US will rotate marines through an Australian base in Darwin and engage in combined operations with Australian forces.
“The Prime Minister said yesterday she believes Australia has the right strategy in Afghanistan. She is wrong, dangerously wrong. The reality is that the best plan the Australian Government can come up with so far is simply to continue to support whatever the US Government comes up with. And that alone is no plan – it’s just reinforcing failure”.
Baseload renewable power at utility-scale is here and it is US based Ausra Inc who has the solution with it’s Solar thermal technology.The technology was originally developed in Australia by Dr. David Mills. Unfortunately for the Australian economy Dr Mills had to take his technology to the United States to get the funding he required to continue this technology through to production stage. We believe that Ausra Inc’s Solar thermal technology is the single most promising of all technologies we have shown at PaleBluDot, in it’s ability to reduce greenhouse emissions on a global scale and to do so at a comparable cost to coal and nuclear power generation
The scene of the recently elected Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd on his first official visit in that role to the United States anointing George W Bush as an honorary citizen of Queensland, the home state of the PM as well as yours truly, was bad enough, but the TV images of Rudd meeting publicly and restating his friendship with Hillary Clinton did, as Clint Eastwood would have put it; “Not make my day”.
Federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s supportive decision regarding Gunn’s pulp mill proposal now supported by Federal Labor, clearly demonstrates why politicans are held in such low esteem.
Fraught with environmental dangers and intolerable pollution levels his decision is inconsistent with Tasmania’s best hope of growing its economy by creating jobs through tourism promotion and development. Mr Turnbull [...]