Monday, May 2, 2022

Australian Militia. Australian Civil Defence, & should we be preparing for war.

 

Our Only Secret Asset Is Two Million licenced Shooters.
Australia has to train millions of fit young men, and women to fight. We quickly need a trained Militia similar to the Ukraine, Taiwan, or Switzerland.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) had the Swiss federal principle of the people’s army in mind when he wrote in 1772 “All citizens should see being a soldier as their duty, not as a profession. Such was the case with the Roman military system; such is the case with the Swiss system today; and such should be the case with any free State.”
The first constitution for Switzerland as a whole, the Helvetic Constitution of 1798, laid down the militia principle in Article 25, inter alia: ‘Every citizen is a born soldier of the Fatherland’. From 1830 onwards, the reframed cantonal constitutions then also adopted this principle. Under the country’s militia system, professional soldiers constitute about 5 percent of the military and the rest are conscripts or volunteers aged 19 to 34 (in some cases up to 50). The structure of the Swiss militia system stipulates that the soldiers keep their own personal equipment, including all personally assigned weapons, at home. All members of the Armed Forces who have been issued an assault rifle must complete a shooting exercise at a rifle club every year until the last year before they are discharged from military duty.
Compulsory military service applies to all male Swiss citizens, with women serving voluntarily. Males usually receive initial orders at the age of 18 for military conscription eligibility screening. About two-thirds of young Swiss men are found suitable for service, while alternative service exists for those found unsuitable.

Civil Defence For Australia
Australia needs a new mind set in its development following the Swiss Civil Defence as imagine how we in Australia today could cope with the invasion such as what is occurring today in Ukraine.
After World War II, Switzerland began building homes with 40 cm-thick concrete ceilings that might survive firebombing of the type that destroyed Hamburg and Dresden. In the 1960s they began constructing radiation and blast shelters that could survive one to three bars (100–300 kPa) of pressure from a nuclear explosion. Building codes require blast shelters, which are said to be able to accommodate 114% of the Swiss population. Small towns have large underground parking garages that can serve as sealed community shelters. There are also hospitals and command centres in such shelters, aimed at keeping the country running in case of emergencies. Many private shelters serve as wine cellars and closets.

That’s not a Rock, its not a Swiss Watch, nor a Swiss Army pocket knife but a Swiss Gun Emplacement.

Thousands of tunnels, highways, railroads, and bridges are built with tank traps and primed with demolition charges to be used against invading forces; often, the civilian engineer who designed the bridge plans the demolition as a military officer. Hidden guns are aimed to prevent enemy forces from attempting to rebuild. Permanent fortifications were established in the Alps, as bases from which to retake the fertile valleys after a potential invasion. They include underground air bases that are adjacent to normal runways; the aircraft, crew and supporting material are housed in the caverns.

Australia used to Have a Militia.
Using the Rifle Clubs the Local Depots. It was a part of the Defence Act of 1903 and was not removed until that imbecile John Howard removed it in 1997.
Initially it stated.
No. 20 of 1903.
“An Act to provide for the Naval and Military Defence and Protection of the Commonwealth and of the several States.
Citizen Forces.
Section 32.—(1.) The Citizen Forces shall be divided into Militia Forces Volunteer Forces and Reserve Forces.
(2.) The Militia Forces shall consist of officers, soldiers, petty officers, and sailors who are not bound to continuous naval or military service and who are paid for their services as prescribed.
(3.) The Volunteer Forces shall consist of officers, soldiers, petty officers, and sailors who are not bound to continuous naval or military service and who are not ordinarily paid for their services in times of peace.
(4.) The Reserve Forces shall consist of—
(a) Members of Rifle Clubs constituted in the manner prescribed, who have taken the oath set out in the Second Schedule, before an officer or Justice of the Peace, or before a person authorized by regulation to receive such oath; and
(b) Persons who, having served in the Active Forces or otherwise as is prescribed, are enrolled as members of the Reserve Forces.

DEFENCE ACT 1903 – SECT 111A
Property of Rifle Club vested in Captain
For the purposes of legal proceedings, all arms, ammunition, or other military articles, belonging to or used by any Rifle Club, shall be deemed to be the property of the Captain of the Rifle Club.

DEFENCE ACT 1903 – SECT 124
Regulations (1) The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters which by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for securing the good government of the Defence Force, or for carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and in particular prescribing matters providing for and in relation to:
(j) The formation, incorporation and management of:

(i) full-bore or small-bore rifle clubs;

(ii) full-bore or small-bore rifle associations;

(iii) a national body for the control and administration of full-bore rifle shooting; and

(iv) a national body for the control and administration of small-bore rifle shooting; and

(k) The empowering of clubs, associations or national bodies referred to in paragraph
(j) to make, alter and repeal rules, not inconsistent with this Act, for the conduct of their affairs and for the conduct of any rifle competitions promoted by them; and

(ka) The establishment, management, operation and control of canteens on rifle ranges or on the premises of rifle clubs, including the possession, supply, sale, purchase and consumption of intoxicating liquor at any such range or club;

Not the normal Targets at our club but I can understand why the target shooters in Ukraine might like it.

DEFENCE ACT 1903 – SECT 116Q
Public areas of defence land

(1) The Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette , declare an area specified in the notice to be a public area and assign a name to that area.

(2) In subsection (1), area means an area of land that is owned or held under lease by the Commonwealth and used, or intended for use, for the purposes of defence.

(2) Male persons over the age of 16 years who are Australian citizens and
are financial members of a rifle club who have taken and subscribed the oath
or affirmation prescribed by regulation 19 shall be active members of a rifle
club.
(3) A member of the Defence Force is eligible to be an active member of a
rifle club.

SECOND SCHEDULE.
Oath.
I swear that I will well and truly serve Our Sovereign Lord the King as a member of the Reserve Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia, and that I will resist His Majesty’s enemies and cause His Majesty’s peace to be kept and maintained and that I will in all matters appertaining to my service faithfully discharge my duty according to law. So help me God.

As a member of the Defence Force after taking the Oath, like all other members of the Australia Defence Force, I could defend our country and myself with a Service Rifle of the Day, train with it, and take it home, keep it well serviced and ready for use. Every Saturday, or if called out by the Club Captain.
When do we get back to it?
I was a little surprised when in 1967 on arriving in Australia and joining the Rifle Club to be asked to take the Oath as I had already taken it a few times previously in my occupation as a Grenadier Guardsman in the British Army, but I did not mind taking it again. I received my card and it noted on the back that the Captain of the club was authorised to call us out for parade when needed. In those days small towns had a Rifle Range before they had a tennis court. We had competitions with the service Rifle of the day, they were inexpensive to buy, and the Defence Department supplied the Rifle Ranges and Ammunition and we maintained the ranges. It worked and those clubs had trained thousands of men that went to the First and Second World War, Korea, Malaya, Indonesia and Vietnam.

At least if we prepare, we won’t have to use cardboard cut outs for rifles.

Deterrent.
In Ukraine the man with the Rifle has succeeded in removing a dozen Russian Generals from their country. If we had 5 million men & women training every week with service Rifles, shooting and competing with one another, that would be a deterrent to any potential invader. With some small encouragement instead of the 25 years of bastardisation, for little money, not Billions Australia could have a chance in defending itself. The Training with GPS and mobile phones might be a little different than the 1960s but the skills of putting a bullet where it belongs, reading the wind, judging the range, following firing orders, servicing there rifle and kit will be not just life saving but nation saving.
There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.
Ron Owen

This Newsletter is published by Owen Guns 24 McMahon Road, Gympie Ph: 07 5482 5070.

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report trailer - English

UN Drastic Climate Change Warning. We Are Literally Running Out Of Time!!!

 

No One Stopping Climate Change.

The world is not really doing anything to stop or slow climate change, it has been put in the “too hard to do” basket. The world is still burning fossil fuels, those that claim to have reduced drilling for oil & gas such as America are in fact purchasing fossil fuels from overseas. The world is still destroying natural forests & wildlife habitats, some forests such as the Amazon forest are now creating more carbon emissions that they absorb. Climate change is now causing “Feedback Loops”, that means that climate change is causing droughts which in turn is killing trees, it is melting the ice & creating “Black Water”, it is melting the permafrost & releasing methane.
Alternate energy is not carbon neutral; ALL alternate energy sources are TOTALLY reliant on fossil fuels for their manufacture. Electric vehicles are the same; they cannot be produced without burning fossil fuels.

We have perhaps 10–20 years before society collapses, this will be catastrophic; this will be TEOTWAWKI. Today’s children may not survive climate change. If you are 40 years of age or younger, you need to start prepping now. There is going to be a lot more frequent & severe disasters worldwide in the build up to societal collapse. The cities will be the worst places to live in.
Regards, Keith.

 STOPPING CLIMATE CHANGE.

I think what needs to be done to stop climate change is just too big for governments to handle, & the majority of people in the cities do not want to have to change their environmentally damaging lifestyles. It is easier for the governments to wait until disasters happen, & then put their energies into dealing with those individual disasters. Having said that I must point out that the Australian government never did finish helping the people after the last catastrophic climate change wildfires.
I believe the only way to stop climate change is to change society to function on a more primitive technology, & to stop the burning of fossil fuels completely & immediately. This would be a tremendous task, but I think it is the only way to save humanity from societal collapse, total chaos leading to many deaths & eventually possibly the extinction of the human race within the next 80–100 years.

 UN climate report: 'Atlas of human suffering' worse, bigger

MIT's 1972 prediction of society collapsing could happen by 2040

The UN Just Dropped Another Incredibly Bleak Climate Change Report
Climate change is set to cause the collapse of food and water supplies, scientists warn
Global Warming Is Outrunning Efforts to Protect Human Life, Scientists Warn

'Delay means death': UN's call for climate change action

Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?
Scientific Consensus: Earth's Climate is Warming
Climate change: evidence and causes | Royal Society

Temperature rises threaten ocean flow catastrophe in the Atlantic
One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study
Cop26: world on track for disastrous heating of more than 2.4C, says key report

Is it too late to save Earth from climate catastrophe?
Temperature rises threaten ocean flow catastrophe in the Atlantic

Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption

https://theconversation.com/climate-change-means-australia-may-have-to-abandon-much-of-its-farming-166098

Dire impact of climate emergency on children revealed
People under 40 will experience 'unprecedented life' of climate change disasters, study says

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/05/climate-change-apocalypse-could-start-2050-if-we-do-noting/1356865001/

‘The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last’: a worst case scenario for the climate in 2050
https://www.trtworld.com/life/extinction-disease-heat-to-hit-earth-sooner-than-feared-un-draft-report-47758

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying - IPCC
'Very grim world': Dr David Suzuki's prediction for the future

'Uninhabitable hell': Climate change and disease threaten millions
Welcome to the Anthropocene Age. Will it be the end of us?
More Frequent, Severe Climate-Fueled Disasters Exacerbate Humanitarian Crises
‘High likelihood of human civilisation coming to end’ by 2050, report finds
Human society has 90% chance of collapsing in the next few decades. But why?
Inquiry hears natural disasters likely to become more intense and frequent in future | Sky News Australia
Anthropogenic climate change accelerating faster than earlier, natural analogs - Advanced Science News
Climate change is only going to make health crises like coronavirus more frequent and worse
'My home is touched by the sea': Climate change displacing one person every two seconds, Oxfam says
'Uninhabitable Hell:' UN Report Warns of Planet's Future for Millions Without Climate Action
Are We Really Past the Point of No Return on Climate? Scientists Respond To Controversial New Study
2 °C of Warming Could Open The Floodgates For 230 Billion Tons of Carbon to Escape
Global warming is on pace for catastrophic 3.3º C without drastic measures
Whatever happens … it’s the end of the world as we know it
Australia's Bushfires Burned an Area Twice the Size of Florida. Climate Change Means That's Just the Beginning, a New Report Warns
Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals worldwide
A warning on climate and the risk of societal collapse | Letter
Global warming at 'boiling point', warns expert
As World Teeters on Brink, Over 250 Scientists and Scholars Warn of Full-Fledged 'Societal Collapse'
Climate change can disrupt food availability, reduce access to food, and affect food quality. For example, projected increases in temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, changes in extreme weather events, and reductions in water availability may all result in reduced agricultural productivity.
Climate Impacts on Agriculture and Food Supply | US EPA
How Climate Change Will Alter Our Food
http://www.fao.org/elearning/course/FCC/EN/pdf/learnernotes0854.pdf
Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns (Published 2019)
Climate explained: how climate change will affect food production and security
How climate change threatens food security (and why we're all at risk)

https://youtu.be/OQDiVHGblj8

 


Sunday, March 6, 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE: We are running out of time. Time To Start Prepping-NOW


 We have perhaps 10-20 years before society collapses, this will be TEOTWAWKI. Unless the government steps in with military aid, then a lot of city people are likely to die. If you live in the city, you need to prepare a go-bag, a backpack with camping equipment. Make sure your tools are sustainable, no modern gadgets that are going to break or are of no real use. Make sure your pantry is stocked with foods you will need to take with you, dry foods are the lightest. Health bars are the easiest to carry in your pockets & eat whilst you are on the move. Make sure you have water bottles.

How do you plan to evacuate? If you plan on using a motor vehicle then you will need to leave early to avoid traffic jams. Traffic jams could become permanent with accidents & raiders attacking stationary vehicles. Bicycles are good & you can always ditch them if necessary. Walking is slower, but less visible & you can go anywhere off the beaten track.

You are going to need weapons/tools for defence & for hunting. You do not need a license for a bow & arrows. Each member of your group should be armed. If you have firearms that is fine, but ammunition can be heavy. Muzzleloading firearms are more suitable & you can purchase an antique including flintlock pistols without the need for a firearms license. Whatever you decide on, get them now. It will take practice to become proficient with a bow.



You will need to carry a tomahawk & a hunting knife. I recommend that each person carries at least three knives, a butcher knife, a smaller fixed blade knife & a good clasp knife. Get a tinderbox with flint & steel & learn how to use it. This method of fire lighting is sustainable.




If you can afford to move off grid now, this would be best. We don't know for sure how long we have before the collapse, 10-20 years is predicted, but climate change is accelerating & worsening as you have probably noticed with the floods, fires, cyclones, droughts, extreme winters & earthquakes worldwide. Better to prepare early rather than too late.
Regards to all,
Keith.

The UN Just Dropped Another Incredibly Bleak Climate Change Report
Climate change is set to cause the collapse of food and water supplies, scientists warn
Global Warming Is Outrunning Efforts to Protect Human Life, Scientists Warn

'Delay means death': UN's call for climate change action

Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?
Scientific Consensus: Earth's Climate is Warming
Climate change: evidence and causes | Royal Society

Temperature rises threaten ocean flow catastrophe in the Atlantic
One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study
Cop26: world on track for disastrous heating of more than 2.4C, says key report

Is it too late to save Earth from climate catastrophe?
Temperature rises threaten ocean flow catastrophe in the Atlantic

Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption

https://theconversation.com/climate-change-means-australia-may-have-to-abandon-much-of-its-farming-166098

Dire impact of climate emergency on children revealed
People under 40 will experience 'unprecedented life' of climate change disasters, study says

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/05/climate-change-apocalypse-could-start-2050-if-we-do-noting/1356865001/

‘The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last’: a worst case scenario for the climate in 2050
https://www.trtworld.com/life/extinction-disease-heat-to-hit-earth-sooner-than-feared-un-draft-report-47758

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying - IPCC
'Very grim world': Dr David Suzuki's prediction for the future

'Uninhabitable hell': Climate change and disease threaten millions
Welcome to the Anthropocene Age. Will it be the end of us?
More Frequent, Severe Climate-Fueled Disasters Exacerbate Humanitarian Crises
‘High likelihood of human civilisation coming to end’ by 2050, report finds
Human society has 90% chance of collapsing in the next few decades. But why?
Inquiry hears natural disasters likely to become more intense and frequent in future | Sky News Australia
Anthropogenic climate change accelerating faster than earlier, natural analogs - Advanced Science News
Climate change is only going to make health crises like coronavirus more frequent and worse
'My home is touched by the sea': Climate change displacing one person every two seconds, Oxfam says
'Uninhabitable Hell:' UN Report Warns of Planet's Future for Millions Without Climate Action
Are We Really Past the Point of No Return on Climate? Scientists Respond To Controversial New Study
2 °C of Warming Could Open The Floodgates For 230 Billion Tons of Carbon to Escape
Global warming is on pace for catastrophic 3.3º C without drastic measures
Whatever happens … it’s the end of the world as we know it
Australia's Bushfires Burned an Area Twice the Size of Florida. Climate Change Means That's Just the Beginning, a New Report Warns
Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals worldwide
A warning on climate and the risk of societal collapse | Letter
Global warming at 'boiling point', warns expert
As World Teeters on Brink, Over 250 Scientists and Scholars Warn of Full-Fledged 'Societal Collapse'
Climate change can disrupt food availability, reduce access to food, and affect food quality. For example, projected increases in temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, changes in extreme weather events, and reductions in water availability may all result in reduced agricultural productivity.
Climate Impacts on Agriculture and Food Supply | US EPA
How Climate Change Will Alter Our Food
http://www.fao.org/elearning/course/FCC/EN/pdf/learnernotes0854.pdf
Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns (Published 2019)
Climate explained: how climate change will affect food production and security
How climate change threatens food security (and why we're all at risk)

https://youtu.be/OQDiVHGblj8

 



Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Thoughts For The Week By Ron Owen. The Russian War.

 Thoughts For the Week.

What you do in your lifetime will echo down through eternity”,
Marcus Aurelius.
As I have had two Cataract operations in the last two weeks, I have been doing much less reading, yet looking at the world though a much clearer vision. Unfortunately, we in Gympie have had a disaster a huge flood, not quite on the scale of Noah, but impressive. A disaster but not anywhere near the scale of the Putin made disaster in poor Ukraine.
Sadly, again I feel like Cassandra cursed to utter prophecies, but condemned never to be believed.
Nature and the Politics of War abhor a vacuum and like running water go quickly to fill the void.
As western civilisation cracks, festers and eats its own young, the tyrant barbarians will gobble up the assets to fill their insatiable greed. The New World Order that George Soros and his bought and paid for “Get Up’ has Arisen, as it is where “Get UP” gets its name from, the first words of the left wing anthem “Internationale”. In some translations the word “Get Up” is used instead of Arise.
“Arise, wretched of the earth
Arise, convicts of hunger,”
They chant these lines forgetting completely what Russian tyrants did to Ukraine in 1932-33. “The ‘Holodomor’ where the Russia/Communist conquerors purposely starved to death 3.5 million Ukrainians by stealing their crops, exporting them for sale while they starved the Ukraine into submission.

Stalin actively made things worse. He exported almost two million tons of food out of the Ukraine, pulling away the little food the people had to survive. Then he barred the people there from moving to any other part of the country. They had no food; they had no way to escape,  nothing to do but wait and die. Life, during the “Holodomor”, was so harsh that 2,500 people were arrested and convicted for eating their neighbors’ flesh.

Its little wonder that the Ukraine wants its independence. At the time 16 nations called it Genocide, but like today, “Appeasement” was the words of the west and the world did nothing.
Mr. Zelensky the President of Ukraine.

Said in his dramatic speech at the Munich Security Conference last weekend, where he warned European allies about “appeasement” of Russia, have given Mr. Zelensky something that even his allies would not normally ascribe to him — Gravitas.
If you, dear European leaders, dear world leaders, free world leaders, if you don’t help us today, if you don’t help Ukraine strongly, then tomorrow, the war will knock on your door,”This is the sound of a new iron curtain, which has come down and is closing Russia off from the civilised world.” he said.
Those fair words apply to Australia and our Iron Curtain is China.
Sanctions have been used against Russia since 2014 after they invaded Ukraine territory in Crimea, Donbas (Donetsk and Luhansk)14,000 people have died since 2014. A Russian brigade shot down a Malaysian plane over Ukraine and killed 298 civilians, but sanctions have never deterred a thief, that wants to steal a country.

Ukraine even with its huge Army (in comparison to Australia) of 290,000 men & women is dwarfed by Russia that has 900,000 men and could easily send millions if Putin felt the need, has no chance of resisting a continued invasion by Russia. Sanctions will be like flea bites as with the aid of China and all of its satellite countries all commodities will be available to them and they print their own money.

On the 14 January, 1994 the USA-Russia-Ukraine Treaty was signed in Moscow by Presidents Clinton, Yeltsin and Kravchuk for Ukraine and on December 5, 1994, Ukraine acceded to the Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state. On that same date, the US, Russia and United Kingdom provided security assurances to Ukraine, and the START I Treaty also entered into force. These Treaties were to guarantee that the signatories would defend Ukraine’s borders as Ukraine had inherited a large part of the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal there were far more nuclear warheads on the territory of Ukraine than in any country other than the United States or Russia. At this time there was 1900 strategic nuclear warheads in Ukraine, most of which were on SS-19 and SS-24 ICBMs targeted at the USA, and some 2500 tactical nuclear weapons. Ukraine allowed Russia to dismantle and return the nuclear warheads back to Russia. This massive disarmament was probably the largest in history and it took Ukraine from the third largest nuclear power in the world to be a peace loving powerless nation and all the nations that guaranteed it have betrayed Ukraine.

Tyrant Putin would never challenge Ukraine if he was threatened by a Ukrainian Government that had nuclear missiles and nothing else to lose.
Now Tyrant Putin warns other countries “that any attempt to interfere in Ukraine would “lead to consequences you have never seen in history”, and he threatened “consequences you have never faced in your history” for “anyone who tries to interfere with us”. Tyrant Putin reminded the world that Russia “remains one of the most powerful nuclear states” with “a certain advantage in several cutting edge weapons.”In effect, Mr. Putin’s speech, intended to justify the invasion, threatens nuclear war to anyone that would oppose him.
Tyrant Putin said, “there should be no doubt that any potential aggressor will face defeat and ominous consequences should it directly attack our country” and he considers that Ukraine is Russia. Putin is not a risk-taker he believes the West is “feeble” and not without reason, as he sees it the West is on its knees.

Finally, our leaders in Canberra have got their minds on some of the real picture, part of that being, if Putin can threaten the western world, not to interfere while it captures the largest European country, and get away with it. China’s Xi Jinping who is an equal tyrant for life with Putin can more easily carry out the same tactics and take Taiwan any time he feels he has and itch and wants to scratch it. Hopefully, it has finally dawned on Canberra’s bi party elite that
“There but by the grace of god go I”.
Ukraine today, Australia tomorrow.
Australia has a lot in common with Ukraine, so when you next hear, or read about Ukraine and Russia just exchange the words, Australia and China and think of the word “Appeasement”.
Just think of how little the flea bite of sanctions will effect tyrant Putin when he gets all of these assets.
Ukraine is the largest country except if we count Russia by area in Europe and has a population of over 40 million (more than Poland).

Ukraine ranks:
1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;
2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world’s reserves);
2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)
4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;
7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)

Ukraine is an important agricultural country:

1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;
3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world’s volume);
1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
2nd place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
3rd largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;
5th largest rye producer in the world;
5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);
8th place in the world in wheat exports;
9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
16th place in the world in cheese exports.
Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.


Ukraine is an important industrialised country:

1st in Europe in ammonia production;
Europe’s 2nd’s and the world’s 4th largest natural gas pipeline system;
3rd largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
3rd place in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;
3rd largest iron exporter in the world
4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;
4th world’s largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;
4th place in the world in clay exports
4th place in the world in titanium exports
8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
9th place in the world in exports of defence industry products;
10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).
Putin the tyrant thief gets all of this for nothing, (except for the lives of his men) plus 40 million slaves. Ukrainian farmers will be replaced by Russian farmers, all key jobs will be taken by Russians, maybe a million or two will be relocated to the Gulag slave camps in Siberia, maybe a million will slip away to be refugees as Poland will be a sympathetic border. Again, Russia could reduce the population by imposing “Holodomor” again.
The scenario is much worse if we exchange the words China and Australia from Russia and Ukraine. Australia has even more resources than Ukraine and just over half the population to defend it with. We have a greedy neighbour that does not care about western sanctions.
Australians would be even less use to China and the Chinese government would replace all the workers with Chinese people. Australians, who could not work would not be fed. As we have no sympathetic borders we would have nowhere to run.

We have observed that when faced with nuclear options none of our allies would come to our aid, our only options would be to either die fighting, or die of starvation.
Ukraine’s Parliament declared a state of military emergency, and the government announced it would give arms to anyone with combat experience who was ready to defend the country and urged people to donate blood for wounded veterans.

President Zelensky, said “The future of our Ukrainian people depends on every citizen,”
This is the truth, Russia with all its cruise missiles and air superiority still needs men with rifles on the ground to take and hold that ground. Putin can put 200,000 troops into Ukraine but if President Zelensky has only 100,000. Regular soldier and 2,000.000 civilians with rifles. Russia loses and Ukraine wins the day.

If that happened then putrid Putin would have to put in 4 million of his regular troops in to control them, he does not have that many, so he would have to introduce mass conscription to send them to an un popular war. Its then game over for him. All it needs is those armed civilians, yes they will sustain casualties at a greater rate then the better equipped regulars, but as has been shown in Afghanistan and many other countries, world powers Russia and the USA have never won a war against armed and well led civilians.

For example.
PeFedir Serdiuk, 26, who runs a first-aid training business, said, “People are staying here to risk their lives because this country is more than just territory, this has united people,” he maintained, adding that as tensions escalated, “people were buying ammunition rather than plane tickets.”

“What’s happening now is similar to what happened in 1939,”the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany. Nobody believed Germany would invade a European country. And no one believed Putin, the new Hitler of our time, would invade a peaceful nation. The first civilians have already been killed, and there will be more suffering. We have been alerting our Western partners that you have to be tough with Russia — don’t do appeasement with them. It is an invitation for more violence.” said Ms. Kaleniuk

Knocked out Russian APC seems to by used for lunch time rations.

The Ukrainian soldier on a tiny island in the Black Sea didn’t hold back when threatened with bombing by a Russian warship as Moscow continued its assault on Ukrainian territory according an audio exchange, as the Russians approached Snake Island, also known as Zmiinyi Island, the Russian officer says: “This is a military warship. This is a Russian military warship. I suggest you lay down your weapons and surrender to avoid bloodshed and needless casualties. Otherwise, you will be bombed.”
A Ukrainian soldier responds: “Russian warship, go f*** yourself.”

Those were the final known words heard from the island.
The fate  of the 13 Ukrainian defenders after Russian bombardment is still un certain.
Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, a former heavyweight champion in boxing, said in an interview with Good Morning Britain on Thursday that “Mr. Putin of Russia had “lost reality” and that he was prepared to take up arms to defend against the Russia’s invasion.
I don’t have another choice — I have to do that,” he said.

When it is Australia’s turn who amongst us will remember the traitors that disarmed us in 1996 and 2003. Who will remember their semi auto rifle that they, innocent of any wrong doing had to hand over to the tin pot tyrants, would they want them tried for treason?
These same anti gunners (financed by Communist backed China & George Soros) Gun Control Australia and John Howard destroyed Australia’s small arms strategic reserves of 100,000 L1A1 rifles, (melted them down into railway iron) as well as your pride and joy.
Australia, has to change its policies and encourage armed Militia, as it did with the 1903 Defence Act, (which was only taken out in 1997) offering lower cost ammunition to rifle clubs, prizes and making range and its equipment available to the citizens who ultimately have the responsibility to defend their families, their communities and our country. We should never ever think that a 100,000 (or at best 20,000) regulars are going to defend a continent. We should never ever think that another nation would risk a nuclear war to send their regular troops to defend Australia against China. We are it.

Every Man Should Have A Rifle
So I sit and write and ponder, while the house is deaf and dumb,
Seeing visions over yonder of the war I know must come.
In the corner – not a vision – but a sign for coming days
Stand a box of ammunition and a rifle in green baize.
And in this, the living present, let the word go through the land,
Every tradesman, clerk and peasant should have these two things at hand.

No – no ranting song is needed, and no meeting, flag or fuss –
In the future, still unheeded, shall the spirit come to us!
Without feathers, drum or riot on the day that is to be,
We shall march down, very quiet, to our stations by the sea.
While the bitter parties stifle every voice that warns of war,
Every man should own a rifle and have cartridges in store!
Henry Lawson.

Let us all hope, my above warnings are wrong.
There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.

Ron Owen

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