Insights from Quadrant

Gone with the wind

Hollywood will convene on Monday morning (Australian time) to hand out Oscars, congratulate itself for being so very wonderful and, inevitably, let the world know the extent to which cocaine-snorting, self-absorbed leftoid libertines disapprove of President Donald Trump. Last year, the top award went to a movie, The Shape of Water, that told the story of a young woman who conjugated the horizontal with a bipedal fish, so it’s anyone’s guess what might tickle Tinseltown’s fancy this year.

Whatever the choice, the clip above gets Quadrant Online’s vote for best picture.

Sensitive readers be warned: at the video’s midpoint a soaring raptor is minced, like so many thousands of others every year, by an “environmentally sensitive” wind turbine. It is not pretty.

UPDATE: From a Perdue University study:

…Worldwide, [wind farms] have been responsible for the deaths of 140,000 to 328,000 birds and 500,000 to 1.6 million bats, raising questions about their effects on population sustainability…


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