Chain your dog up for 5 days... The meter man is coming! 

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  Patricia McLean — Your situation in Australia is much like ours was in Ontario, Canada - but yours is way more expensive. In 2019 our rate was about 15 cents per kWh (average of peak, mid, and off peak rates). With the high prices, the electric utility is only encouraging more people to go off grid and find other op......

A poem I wrote about 30 years ago...

You must be Joshing Treasurer Frydenberg...Surely.

No climate change strike for our school - are we too low socioeconomic to know better?

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  Dennis — While I believe that unnatural man made climate change is occurring, and I do believe it will be a challenge for my kids' and grandkids' generation, I would agree that encouraging children to walk out of school in protest is not productive. The issue as I see it, is not simply defined as climate c......
  Mark Valencia — Hi James, I don't see "climate change" as the so-called threat to mankind it's portrayed to be and I do my own research to formulate my opinion. To say the world will end in 12 years is bordering on child abuse and hysterics like this does the climate change debate no favours at all. What gives me h......
  James — Hey Mark, YouTube suggested one of your videos and I was/am very happy that the internet worked in my favor on that. My observations in this message in no way (I hope) offend you as I know climate change is a very science vs religion hot bed. I would say that as a home organic gardener you are on th......

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Yesterday, I confronted our Meter Reader than felt bad about it... 

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Head of ACCC condemns politicians and electricity companies over high energy prices.

Oops... We did it again - killed a shipload of sheep's.

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  Mark Valencia — Hi Katrina, thank you for your input you make some very good points in your well-written comment. Cheers ...
  Katrina Love — Just a few of points of correction: 1. The footage obtained by trainee Maritime Navigation Officer, Fazal Ullah (and then given to Animals Australia) was taken over five voyage in the last 12 months. 2. Sheep are shipped live to the Middle East because export companies can make profits, and it pro......

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Are you sick of striking childcare workers and high costs? Stay at home then...

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  Mark Valencia — Wonderful Heather! Thanks for sharing your story here and inspiring others. Cheers ...
  Heather — I've been with my twin boys since day one of coming home wouldnt give it up for anything. I worked a daycare before and must say my fiancee and i dont trust any after working just that one. Plus all the horror stories you'll hear about on the news! No thanks. We took our pay cut (even though it wasn......

How could this shameful incident of ball tampering by our Aussie Cricketers happen? Elitism...

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  Michael — I wanted to say this is so true in America too. I am an Elementary school teacher and it feels as the up and coming generation is being taught by their parents that cheating, IS normal and a way to get ahead in this world. I do my best to undo this damage to the 30 or so kids I can influence each ......

Public Broadcaster ABC continues to push climate change myth.  

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  Mark Valencia — Thank you Michael! ...
  Mark Valencia — Hi @Noah, and thank you for your support! Sometimes we have to take a stand and speak frankly about what we really believe even if our view is unpopular. I am a huge advocate for practical environmentalism whereby we all try our best to limit our pollution or negative impact on our environment. I do......
  Noah — Mark, first of all THANK YOU for everything you do with Self Sufficient Me — I have learned so much more in such a short time about gardening. I started last year with my first raised bed, and this year I am working on improving my garden after having learned so much between you, books, my father,......

Message from the Govt to pensioners - We don't care about you...

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