Thursday, March 05, 2020

It's the economy, stupid

Do I have this right? Australia produces a lot of Liquefied Natural Gas, not generally as fuel for cars, but for cooking and heating, We sell it overseas for a quite cheap price, but it leaves us short of gas. So we buy back gas from overseas at a high a price for domestic consumers. Export what we can dig up and extract at all costs.

You must be as stupid as I am if your don't understand how such economics work.

We will be away for a couple of weeks, but I will have internet access and I will keep an eye on you, even if I don't comment. Of course Town Hall Tuesday and the suspense about the next town hall will have to wait a couple of weeks now.



34 comments:

  1. I am definitely at least as stupid as you are.
    Enjoy your travels. And do so safely.

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  2. Safe Travels And Looking Forward To Seeing Some Righteous Photos

    Cheers

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    1. Padre, I am tempted to ask how I could take some unrighteous photos. Camera is packed.

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  3. I'm on the Stupid Bench too. Have a good trip!

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    1. Thanks Jan. Not away for too long.

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    1. Diane, you have no understanding of simple economics, and nor do I.

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  6. Maybe I am stupid, but I always think the "home" should be supplied before the excess is sold or given away. That's like growing an entire backyard of fruity and veggies, then selling it all to the neighbours while your own kids eat nothing but plain bread.

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    1. Good analogy River. Of course home should be supplied first but that is what happens when private companies do their dealing and wheeling with our, Australian resources.

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    2. Privatisation dollars at work :(

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  7. Natural Gas and wood products for heat here is most popular where I live.
    I would guess ours ship in from state like Wyoming, and both North and South Dakota.

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    1. Dora, wood is rare here for heating. We don't have a lot spare. I have no problem with interstate trade.

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  8. Let's have more power from renewables like wind, sun and water. The infrastructure would cost plenty, but the running costs, maintenance and exports would hardly be an issue.

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    1. Hels, and then we could tell them to stick their gas up their ass. Wise words.

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  9. Sounds like a con job.

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  10. Enjoy your trip. The energy policy sounds like something we would do.

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    1. Travel, I wonder which countries around the world where it would not be like that.

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  11. Enjoy your trip. Abandon any hope of government policies making sense.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. About to depart on the ferry now.

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  12. Now please watch yourself with the Da Virus. I hope you're not tin-canning (cruise ship, plane) anywhere.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, just a daytime ferry trip. Lots of handwashing.

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  13. Safe travels to you both! I will be waiting for pictures of your adventures when you return!

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    1. Thanks Maribeth. Taken photos already and not left port.

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  14. Don't get coronavirus.

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    1. Strayer, I don't think there has been a case here on our island state, but nowhere is immune.

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    2. Tasmania has now got two confirmed cases. The ACT so far has none.

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  15. I don't think I'll ever understand government policy Andrew, that is an insane situation! Happy travels but talk about leaving us all in suspenders (weird image yeh) re the mystery of the Town Hall๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰

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  16. I can't understand the logic there either Andrew!
    Enjoy Tasmania :)

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  17. Hello There! We're just checking in to say hello! Hugs, RO

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  18. Dear Andrew, it is always very complicated to understand what policies the government comes making situtaions more difficult to general citizens, especially when it comes to Liquified Natural gas being unavailable. I would also like to wish you have a great trip and we will wait for the next update on Town Hall after your return.

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