Meretricious: Plausibly significant but actually false and insincere; specious. Also, pretentious, deceptively pleasing but intrinsically rotten. From the Latin

meretrix: a prostitute.

Meretricity: 1. Electricity produced by meretricious machines that seek to convert wind energy into modern power. 2. Electricity subsidized by meretricious politics. See also oxymoron, since wind technology cannot, of itself, produce modern power, and crony capitalism, since wind subsides could not exist without it.

As Australia burns, an impassioned plea from a fire fighter’s wife

January 11, 2013



This week, fires raged across eastern Australia.

The media reported some pilots saying aerial water bombing would struggle with turbines.

And the following email was sent by a New South Wales country resident to a government department.

Dear Sir,

Further to the previous two emails sent over the Christmas period, please note this update.   I refer to my earlier reports regarding faulty turbines at the local wind farm.


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