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Dark Knight 17th Jul 2012 07:27

The Daily Boat......
 
Another arrives:

Another Boat; Another Policy Failure



RJM 17th Jul 2012 15:33

Not content with eroding Tasmania's economic base St Bob Brown now wants a moratorium on the miserable little windfarms that are to help drive the state's new economy:


Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said he was deeply distressed to learn that a breeding pair of the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles had been killed at the Roaring Forties Woolnorth Bluff Point wind farm.

”There should be no more wind turbines built in Tasmania’s prime raptor region until the problem is fixed,” Senator Brown said.

Andu 17th Jul 2012 23:42

So in Saint Bob's ideal, pristine world, Taswegians are to generate electricity by what? Rubbing two sticks together?

I watched that oxygen thief SHY on QandA on Monday night and embarrassed myself by shouting at the television when she came on camera. What are the ABC thinking giving the child senator airtime? Surely to God even the Greens are embarrassed to watch her repeatedly display her total ignorance of the real world.

SOPS 18th Jul 2012 01:28

And todays arrival is just in. Another 65.:ugh::yuk::yuk::mad::mad:

david1300 18th Jul 2012 02:29

Carbon Tax compo being gambled away
 
And what a surprise this is :ugh::ugh: NOT

HANDOUTS to low-income workers under the carbon tax scheme have led to a surge in pokie revenues in May and June, according to The Australian Financial Review.

Pokie revenues in Queensland rose more than 7 per cent in May and 12 per cent in June which coincided with the Federal Government’s handout of more than $15 billion in carbon tax compensation to pensioners and low-income earners....

Nomura gaming and retail analyst Nick Berry said carbon tax payments would continue to the end of July, boosting retail sales and gaming revenue. But when the first power bills arrive at the end of September, most of the carbon compensation will have been spent.

Keith DeLacy, chairman of the compliance, audit and risk committee at the Reef Hotel casino in Cairns, told the AFR that casino revenues have always increased when cash handouts were delivered.

"All it is showing is that people have increased disposable income and that’s what they’re spending it on,” he said.

“Governments have got to accept if they give straight cash handouts to the population at large they can’t dictate how it must be spent as well. I mean, how far can you take the nanny state?”

Source: Carbon tax compo being gambled away | thetelegraph.com.au

Pinky the pilot 18th Jul 2012 03:35


”There should be no more wind turbines built in Tasmania’s prime raptor region until the problem is fixed,” Senator Brown said.
And just how does Saint Bob propose the problem be fixed? Launch an educational program to inform the Eagles of the existance of these turbines so they are more careful when flying around them??:rolleyes:


I watched that oxygen thief SHY on QandA on Monday night and embarrassed myself by shouting at the television when she came on camera. What are the ABC thinking giving the child senator airtime? Surely to God even the Greens are embarrassed to watch her repeatedly display her total ignorance of the real world.
Don't know how you could actually stand to even listen to SHY Andu.
At least you didn't throw anything at the TV when she was on.....or did you?

Andu 18th Jul 2012 04:28

Just invective. Thankfully, I was alone at the time, so the wife isn't planning to have me committed. Yet. I can't vouch for my self control as the hard labour sentence we're enduring continues.

I heard Joolya waxing lyrical on the radio this morning about the way supermarkets had seen the light thanks to her carbon tax and had (just now) put doors on their refrigeration sections to save energy.

WTF are those glass things I've been opening to get my milk at Woolies for the last 40 years?

TWT 18th Jul 2012 06:46

Indonesian soldiers arrested
 
Soldiers arrested while escorting asylum seekers - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Squeaks 18th Jul 2012 10:57

Now there's a thought....

http://www.arcamax.com/newspics/47/4760/476081.gif

MTOW 19th Jul 2012 04:26

(Yet) another boat today...

Pinky the pilot 19th Jul 2012 05:05

Andu; I just recalled an incident on ABC 891 radio some time back here in SA concerning

that oxygen thief SHY
which IMHO confirms your observation of her.

She was being interviewed by Matthew Abraham and David Bevan on their moring program and she was going on about in her opinion, Whyalla would not be overly affected if the steelworks there were ever closed down.:ugh:

When asked several times if she had any idea just how many people would lose their jobs if the steelworks did close she finally said
''Oh, a couple of hundred.''


Sometime later after doing some research, Matt and Dave said that over 3,300 people would be directly affected by such a closure.:eek::mad:

AFAIK, she has never been brought to task for making such a stupid statement.:mad::mad:

Someone else may be aware if she has.

RJM 19th Jul 2012 06:18

Finish the sentence thread:

"Someone else may be aware if she has... any common sense. I'm not."

Andu 19th Jul 2012 06:37

Regarding (sigh) "SHY"... you can only hope that one day, after she grows up, (sometime long - very long - in the future, I fear), when some of the utter inanities she foists upon us daily are played back to her, she'll cringe in deep embarrassment and hide herself from public view. (Would that it was soon!!)

However, I won't be holding my breath waiting for her "Road to Damascus" moment, if only because I think she's so thick she wouldn't even be able to find a road to Damascus to have a "moment" on.

Solid Rust Twotter 19th Jul 2012 07:47

Don't hold your breath. The ones who hopped up and down squeaking frantically to place the crop of wastrels in power who are currently destroying SA are nowhere to be found. Their silence is deafening.

MattGray 19th Jul 2012 08:26

Hmmm - :rolleyes:

Day 19 since the so-called "Carbon Tax" commenced.

Last time I looked Whyalla hadn't been "wiped off the map", nor had Gladstone.

Last time I looked Australia's unemployment rate was still 5.2%; well below the average level of 6.4% achieved under the Howard Govt.

ASX gains (which includes the coal industry), plus the rise in house prices has added $53 billion - almost $3 billion per day.

There's none so blind...........

allan907 19th Jul 2012 08:40

Yeah. You're right Matt. Everything in the garden is rosy. Why should anyone worry. In fact we're in the swim!

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...07/Jooliar.jpg

PS. You might try telling that to the growing number of ALP Parliamentarians who are fearful for their seat and want to see the back of Gillard.

Still, as you say......there's none so blind.

Squeaks 19th Jul 2012 08:50

Larry Pickering does tend to say it how it is:


DEMOCRACY?:
So union bosses are meeting to decide if and when Kevin Rudd will be reinstated as PM.
Now stay with me here, because I’m not very good at sums, and I’m just trying to work this out. There are about 10 million workers in Australia.
That figure is really only about 7 million. The rest are part-time or temporary earners. Over half of that 7 million are in the Public Service or work in 5,000 Public Service related QUANGOs.
The real unemployment figure is closer to 12% (both major parties have traditionally lied about this).
Okay, let’s be really generous here and say there are 5 million Australians in productive work. Now, here’s the nub. Only 18% of those workers belong to a union. I make that only 900,000 workers who can elect a union boss.
But these union “elections” are historically dodgy and are not governed by a public Electoral Officer. It is these dodgy bosses who “gift” each other safe Labor seats in Parliament in return for favours rendered to each other.
To confirm this check the number of former dodgy union bosses who are now governing us.
Give me a second I just want to check the meaning of the word “democracy”... ah yes, here it is:
DEMOCRACY: Government by the people; a form of government in which supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them under a free electoral system.
That’s what I thought it meant! So something doesn’t add up here:
A handful of “elected” union bosses who claim to represent the political leanings of all of 5% of Australia’s population are in a room deciding who will govern 100% of us.
I hear they have also decided on a levy on all the union members to raise $4 million to, "ensure bloody Abbott doesn't win". Mmmmm, not all union members vote Labor but their money will be "democratically" used for that purpose anyway. Golly!
Oh well, I warned you I was no good at sums so I must have made a mistake somewhere.
I’ll have another go at it and get back to you.
http://jacksoncapper.com/basecast/fi...C7K8Z9XVSJ.jpg

Captain Sand Dune 19th Jul 2012 09:31


Day 19 since the so-called "Carbon Tax" commenced.
Last time I looked Whyalla hadn't been "wiped off the map", nor had Gladstone.
Last time I looked Australia's unemployment rate was still 5.2%; well below the average level of 6.4% achieved under the Howard Govt.
ASX gains (which includes the coal industry), plus the rise in house prices has added $53 billion - almost $3 billion per day
Sounds almost word for word like Wayne Swan's masterpiece of condescending drivel he spouted on national telly the day the Carbon Tax was introduced.
A lie is a lie is a lie. Which will be remembered at the next election.

Andu 19th Jul 2012 09:35

Meanwhile, I see that Tony Abbottabbottabbott has, by saying he doesn't think a level of defence spending at 1938 levels is a good idea, he has "descended to new levuls of negadividee".

Whatever negadividee is.

david1300 19th Jul 2012 09:59

@mattgray - it was a union leader that said Whyalla would be wiped off the map, ;)


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