Friday, September 16, 2022

Dai Le’s patriotic speech leaves Left severely triggered

Australian, Dai Le, federal member for Fowler, delivered a spectacular ‘Australians-are-racist’ narrative-buster in her maiden speech.

To the chagrin of Leftists, the newly elected representative also wore a traditional Vietnamese áo dài fashioned into an Australian flag.

Le, a newbie on the federal political scene, made heads spin by wearing what the Independent MP said was a celebration of Australia as the land of ‘hope, freedom, and endless possibilities’.

Dai Le explained:

‘Mine is a refugee settlement story. I was seven years old when Saigon fell during the Vietnam war in April 1975. My mother was forced to flee with my two younger sisters escaping communism. It was a time of chaos and confusion.’

Having survived both breast cancer, and communism, Le paid tribute to the Australian people and their embrace of her family after Le, her sister, and mother fled Vietnam – following the predominantly North Vietnamese betrayal of the Paris Peace Accords.

Of Australia, Le said:

‘You [the people] welcomed my mother – my family – with open arms. You gave us comfort, food, and a warm bed to sleep in.’

Adding more for Leftists to hate, Dai Le used the opportunity to acknowledge, and thank the 60,000 Australians who served during the Vietnam war, saying she wanted to ‘pay tribute to all of the Australian servicemen and women who fought for our freedom in Vietnam, and who continue to serve us today’.

The member for Fowler in Sydney’s West, also spoke on the importance of individual responsibility, implying a distaste for the evils of government dependency.

Le slammed the recent abuse of power by bureaucrats in Australia, equating state and federal responses to Covid with communism.

‘The last time I looked, a government that takes away individuals’ liberty to choose how they want to live work, and raise families, was called a communist dictatorship. A political system that my family and I escaped from and many other refugees escaped from especially the Vietnamese Australian community.’

Le lambasted the overreach, adding:

‘We weren’t allowed to travel beyond the five-kilometre radius from our homes. We were told to get travel permits. We were forced to get tested every three days. We had helicopters flying around our area, as well as police on horseback, and men in uniforms knocking on people’s doors.’

The morale-boosting patriotic speech outshone sitting Labor member for Reid, Sally Situo – also a refugee who fled communism – and her Woke-compromised tribute to the nation in July.

In a quick shot aimed directly at Australian Labor’s policy of party first, people last, the Independent MP said, it was Labor ‘parachuting Kristina Keneally into her electorate’ that prompted Le to step up.

Responses to Le’s speech were mixed.

Legacy media didn’t know what to do with Le’s affection for faith, flag, and country, with a nervous SBS appearing to quickly steer readers away from the iconic patriotic statement. They then chose to focus on Le’s Vietnamese heritage as a reason to up-sell multiculturalism.

The Sydney Morning Herald seemed to be as unimpressed as their readers.

Possibly encouraged by the cropped image of the áo dài, which cut out context of the flag and created a visual misconception, many of them voiced disgust saying that the MP’s dress was the reason Australia needed a republic.

Writing in the comments section of David Crowe’s article entitled, The dress that spoke louder than words, one user wrote. ‘It reminds me of Culture Club wardrobe when Boy George was draped in US flag skirt during the US tour.’

Another user slammed Le’s speech, writing, ‘Perfect match. The dress was as over-blown and over the top as the speech.’

One reader commented, ‘No doubt Pauline [Hanson] is taking note for her next “look how patriotic I am” parliamentary stunt.’

In contrast, ex-pat Israeli, Australian Rebel News roving reporter Avi Yemini, shared part of the speech to Twitter, rightly noting:

‘…Dai Le, is more of a patriot than anyone else in that chamber. Today she gives Australia hope.’


Top doctor is FURIOUS at ABC star Norman Swan for frightening Aussies about Covid-19 with 'dated' information: 'Stop scaring the public'

Swan/Swirsky is a reliable Leftist who studied medicine but never practiced as a doctor

ABC health guru Norman Swan copped a social media smackdown from a leading medical researcher after tweeting an old article about Covid health complications.

Melbourne University Professor Fiona Russell, who is considered an eminent authority in child medicine and infectious diseases, told Dr Swan he needed to talk to 'qualified people' about Covid effects after he tweeted a two-year-old article.

It was a stinging putdown for Dr Swan, who is the National Broadcaster's pandemic pundit of choice and has a dedicated taxpayer-funded podcast on Covid called Coronacast, where he's interviewed as an expert voice on the virus.

Prof Russell was replying to Dr Swan's tweet of a Washington Post article from April, 2020, which was headlined: 'Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with covid-19, are dying of strokes'

'This is not a benign virus,' Dr Swan wrote in the tweet. 'Wishful thinking won't make it go away. Currently on a stuffy plane. Few masks.'

Prof Russell said the outdated article failed to account for current circumstances or recent research.

'Norman this article is Apr20,' Prof Robson wrote. 'We have high uptake of vaxx & most ppl have already been infected. 'There is no solid evidence to show reinfections are worse in vaxxed ppl or kids-actually the opposite. 'The public deserve to hear from qualified ppl on these topics. Pls talk to them.'

Melbourne Urology specialist Dr Ranjit Rao also pointed out the article was dated. 'Stop scaring public Norman,' Dr Rao tweeted. 'If you're that worried, stop flying and leave everyone to make their own risk assessment.'

Another Twitter user tweeted pictures of Dr Swan unmasked at various public events. 'Yet not a single mask being worn by you in any of these pictures of you interacting with the public. Do as I say, not as I do,' the tweet said.


COVID stress eases in young people: survey

Young people are more positive about their lives and in less psychological distress as Australia comes out of the pandemic, a new study shows.

More than two in three young people aged 18 to 24 said their lives had improved in the past year, while there was a five per cent drop in psychological distress, ANU's Professor Nicholas Biddle found.

Prof Biddle said stress remained above pre-pandemic levels, with young people "the most dramatically impacted" by COVID-19. "Overall this is really encouraging news," he said. "It's heartening to see the majority of young Australians say they are feeling much better ... even though they still face ongoing pandemic pressures."

While young people recorded the biggest decline in psychological distress, Australians of all ages felt better than they did in October 2021.

More than half of those surveyed said they thought their life was worse in May 2020, months after tough restrictions including lockdowns were introduced. This dropped to about one in five - or 20 per cent - in August 2021.

"Wellbeing and mental health outcomes have improved over recent months as lockdown conditions have substantially eased and despite high case numbers," Prof Biddle said.

The report is based on 12 surveys of 3500 Australians over two years.

It comes as national cabinet decided pandemic leave would remain in effect as long as mandatory COVID-19 isolation periods are in place. The payments were due to expire at the end of the month.

National cabinet also agreed to limit the number of payments to three in six months unless people can argue extraordinary circumstances.

The ACTU welcomed the decision to extend the payments. It said it was critical workers were able to isolate while they were infectious.

The union's assistant secretary Liam O'Brien said financial incentives for people to stay home while sick should remain.

"Paid pandemic leave needs to stay in place as long as working people are being asked to isolate and take time away from work to control the spread of the virus," he said.

"The third of our working population who do not have access to paid sick leave cannot be expected to go without pay to keep the rest of the community safe."


Australia's love of pickups and SUVs is slowing down the country's efforts to reduce carbon emissions

Sales of electric vehicles nearly tripled in Australia last year but average emissions from new cars only decreased by two per cent.

The commission's report, released on Thursday, said that was partly due to increasing sales of SUVs and utes where there were fewer cleaner vehicles options.

More than 43,000 utes were sold in Australia between 2020 and 2021, while large SUV sales rose by about 25,000.

Many of those vehicles emit more than 210 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Australia is falling behind other countries when it comes to its average vehicle emissions, the report states, with 45 per cent of new cars sold emitting 160 grams or less of CO2 per kilometre. That's compared to 90 per cent of all new cars sold in Europe.

More needs to be done to encourage Australians to purchase electric vehicles, the commission said in its report. "Increasing investment in public recharging stations, preferential tax arrangements and other incentives, and the adoption of emissions standards can lead to significant uptake in greener vehicles," the report states.

Battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles represent just 0.23 per cent of Australia's 18.4 million vehicles. About 2.8 per cent of Australia's 2021 car sales were electric.

That's compared to 17 per cent in Europe, 16 per cent in China, five per cent in the United States and 4.4 per cent in New Zealand.

"The National Transport Commission continues to collaborate with governments and industry to develop the data needed to support the commitment of all jurisdictions to transition to a zero emissions fleet," the report said.


China makes Australian Greenie policies look stupid

It is a tale of two cities. First is Barcaldine, Queensland, which has been left reeling after a proposed coal-fired power station was recently crushed by state and federal Labor governments worried about carbon emissions.

Second is Ordos, Inner Mongolia, where locals are celebrating the commissioning of phase one of their new Shanghaimiao power station with 1,000 megawatts coming online. Workers are in the process of completing phase two, which will take total capacity up to 2,000 megawatts.

Interestingly, the capacity of Shanghaimiao is similar to the capacity of the Eraring power station in New South Wales, which Origin Energy plans to close in 2025 due to economic pressure from heavily subsidised renewable energy projects.

In both Barcaldine and Ordos, the power stations shared a commitment to the latest ‘ultra-supercritical’ coal-fired power station technology. This means less coal is required to generate each megawatt of electricity and, therefore, fewer carbon emissions are produced.

The key difference is the one in China was built, whereas the one in Australia remains locked in red and green tape hell.

Australia’s was held back despite the abundance of affordable and reliable energy it would generate, the 545 jobs it promised to create during construction, and the 90 ongoing operational jobs.

The determination of state and federal Labor to block the construction of coal-fired power stations is in stark contrast to China. According to a report in the New Scientist in April, China is building more than half of the world’s new coal-fired power plants.

China accounted for 52 per cent of the 176,000 megawatts of energy under construction around the world in 2021. In just one year alone, China added three times more coal-fired power generation than exists in Australia today.

Australia has an abundance of high-quality coal which has proven to be a lucrative export commodity for generations. When burned, it allows other nations to access affordable and reliable electricity, and in many cases, has helped lift them out of poverty.

Yet Australia’s leaders stand silently by while our affordable and reliable baseload electricity, generated by that same coal, is replaced by highly subsidised renewables that require vast amounts of backup energy and extra transmission lines to work. All of this adds a huge cost to taxpayers.

The Minerals Council of Australia, a club for the major mining companies, has boasted of the hundreds of new high efficiency, low emissions (HELE) coal-fired plants in operation or in planning and construction.

The MCA even spruiked how these plants could deliver ‘reliable, base-load energy while reducing CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent’ saying:

‘Coal has a fundamental role to play in the provision of low cost, reliable energy for the foreseeable future.’

Meanwhile, the MCA makes no mention about how Australia would be able to benefit from these new technologies.

Is it because key MCA members vocally endorse Net Zero in order to provide the requisite political cover from activists to continue to mine and export coal, all while our domestic power supply is being thrown under the proverbial bus?

It’s hard not to think this is why they led the charge to close down the Australian Coal Association and its ‘Coal21’ outreach program, which was devoted to the roll-out of new technologies.

The stakes for Australian domestic and industrial energy users are high.

In Victoria, the ageing Hazelwood power station was closed with just six months’ notice in 2017, resulting in a wholesale power price jump of 85 per cent. The imminent closure of Liddell Power station in the Hunter Valley will, no doubt, have a similar effect.

Had these power stations been replaced in an orderly and sensible manner using the latest technologies, the National Electricity Market would still have an abundance of affordable and reliable energy, instead of being in the midst of the current energy supply crisis.

In addition, environmentalists could have welcomed the reduced amount of carbon emissions associated with ‘ultra-supercritical’ power-generating technology.

The key remaining coal-fired power plants in Australia slated for closure in the next decade should all be maintained, refurbished, and operated until such future time as baseload generation is available, either from high-efficiency, low-emission coal or nuclear sources.

Queensland Senator Matt Canavan gets it right when he says:

‘Remember when they said there was no one that wanted to build a coal-fired power station? Then when someone says, “Yes, I do!” They say, “Sorry, you can’t get approval…”’

China, which has firmly rejected the policy of Net Zero emissions by 2050, is getting on with the job of providing reliable and affordable power for its people and industries.

If Australia had the same attitude, communities in the Galilee Basin could look forward to an influx of new jobs, and Queenslanders could be more confident of enjoying efficient, affordable, and reliable energy well into the future using the coal beneath our feet.




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