OUTSPEAKER INSPOKED

A slightly behind-the-times US take on Australian politics:

Peter Garrett, the new Minister for the Environment and Labor’s outspoken climate change leader …

Not any more. These days, Garrett is definitely inspoken.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/29/2007 at 01:27 PM
    1. As well the wanker should be.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 12 29 at 01:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ancient Mammoth Carcass Arrives in Japan
      Dec 29, 8:38 AM (ET)TOKYO (AP) – The frozen carcass of a 37,000-year-old baby mammoth unearthed this summer in Siberia arrived in Japan on Saturday for tests that researchers hope will shed new light on the internal structure of the ancient beasts, an official said.

      The 4-foot gray-and-brown carcass arrived at Tokyo International Airport on Saturday afternoon, said Mitsuyoshi Uno, an official with the joint Russo-Japanese mammoth-study project that is overseeing the research.

      Discovered in May by a reindeer herder in northern Siberia’s remote Yamal-Nenets region, the frozen mammoth’s trunk and eyes are virtually intact and it even has some fur, but its tail and ear were apparently bitten off, Russian officials said.

      The mammoth, which was initially thought to be about 10,000-years-old, is bound for Tokyo’s Jikei Medical University, where it will undergo a computed tomography scan, Uno said. CT scans allow scientists to get 3-D pictures so detailed they allow an almost surgical view into the body.

      Researchers hope the scan will provide more information about the animal’s organs and internal structure.

      The mammoth carcass and scan images are slated to go on public display Jan. 4 at an office building in central Tokyo, Uno said.

      Scientists believe mammoths lived from 4.8 million years ago to about 4,000 years ago.

      Studies suggest climate change or overkill by human hunters as possible causes for their extinction.

      DAMN! If only I had purchased some G.M., Ford, U.S. Steel, Microsoft and a few other stocks back “about 4,000 years ago”.

      By the way…It was overheard (no pun intended) said, that the Mammoth was delicious.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 12 29 at 03:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmm. My first thought was to curse the climate change idiocy, but then I realised…. if climate change killed the mammoth, then man couldn’t have been responsible!

      So Gaia eats her own.

      Hag.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 12 29 at 05:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Neighborhood crime watch.

      Posted by paco on 2007 12 29 at 05:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. From the article:

      Milk production has fallen from 1.4 billion liters to 9.23 billion liters

      Wish my wallet would show such a decline. But the article in general shows some pretty ordinary journalism. It seems to have been written entirely from Landline, the ABC’s agricultural show. Landline featured the Goyder Line as a story recently.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 12 29 at 05:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Garrett is just another celebrity candidate failure.

      Whether an Australian Democrat (celebrity) such as Cheryl Kernot or an ex-Rock star (celebrity) like Garrett, Labor sure can pick-em!

      Garrett is a waste of space! And so was Cheryl Kernot! Although Gareth Evans would probably not agree about the latter.

      Posted by Dave Wane on 2007 12 29 at 06:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s not “Climate Change”. It’s a bloody drought. We have droughts in 7-10 year cycles. It’s the nature of Australia. Old timers can tell you that. Bloody hell.

      Garrett. Unheard. Unspoken. Silent partner.

      pshaw!

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 29 at 06:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #6 Dave. Probably plenty of space!

      #3 Nilk…have you thought this through?  What about all the smoke from those highly inefficient green wood and semi-dry mammoth shit dung cave fires, surely very warmenising

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 29 at 06:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. On the other hand, global warming is apparently increasing the number of shark attacks.  Warming: is there anything it can’t do?

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 12 29 at 06:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. #4

      Dang!  Where is that?  We are moving.  Get the hint.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 12 29 at 06:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. the frozen mammoth’s trunk and eyes are virtually intact and it even has some fur, but its tail and ear were apparently bitten off, Russian officials said.

      WRONWRIGHT!!!

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 12 29 at 06:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. On the other hand, global warming is apparently increasing the number of shark attacks.  Warming: is there anything it can’t do?

      Cuckoo – that was amusing, apparently there are so many dangerous sharks off the Victorian coast yet they had to get a photo of a great white from South Africa for the article.  Maybe Victorian sharks are just camera shy?

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 29 at 07:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12 Silly.

      Australian sharks are camera shy due to Global Warming.

      It’s obvious, isn’t it!

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 29 at 07:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Garrett may have been silenced, but he’s still permitted to do his misfiring-neurons hokey-pokey, isn’t he?

      Posted by paco on 2007 12 29 at 07:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13, Kae, I am not silly, I am just heat-affected to to gerbil warming.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 29 at 07:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #14, Paco, maybe he will be allowed to answer in question time after all, all long as he does it via Interpretive Dance?

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 29 at 08:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. #15
      That’s cruelty to dumb gerbils, you know that don’t you?

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 29 at 09:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. OK, 7th paragraph down (behind the times link.) There is a political pundit named George Megalogenius? Why haven’t we heard of this man before? About his snide comment on trucking, if you don’t have that, you don’t have an economy. I’m off to google George Megalogenius.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 29 at 10:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2 pass the soy sauce please, nice to have a change from whale.

      Posted by waussie on 2007 12 29 at 10:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. I see, somebody got his name wrong. Tried reading some of his articles but it’s pretty dry stuff. Football on in the background doesn’t help.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 29 at 10:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. George Megalomaniac believes too much of his own press. Best damned writer in the business, just ask him. If you want a second opinion on that, ask him again.

      Posted by CB on 2007 12 29 at 10:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. George – used to write for the Australian, once upon a time. I thought he was a little silly then, seems he’s gone way silly now.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 12 30 at 12:51 AM • permalink

 

  1. #3 Gaia eats all her children; she is not a caring mother.

    Posted by Burbank on 2007 12 30 at 02:27 AM • permalink