If It’s Good Enough For Barnaby, Why Not You?

10 Mar

Something got Barnaby fired up enough to write a Letter to the Editor:

GREAT article, Graham Richardson (“Water, water everywhere, none is saved”, 9/3).

Yes, it’s self-evident that above the baying of the never to be happy bio-degradable economics of the Greens, everyone is asking “how about we store some of this abundance for the obvious and imminent time of privation and drought?”.

Even before Dorothea Mackellar wrote about drought and flooding rains, Jacob was interpreting dreams of seven fat cows followed by seven skinny ones. Neither had heard of global warming nor Tim Flannery.

That’s why the Coalition set up a dams task group. We have travelled to every state and there are plenty of dam sites left, especially in the north. Australia uses just 6 per cent of its available water resources compared to a world average of 9 per cent.

By the way, a Mary River dam was a stupid idea because $4 billion for 150,000 megalitres stored in a glorified swamp was not a good investment. Let’s find the good sites and get going building real infrastructure.

Barnaby Joyce, opposition spokesman for water, Canberra, ACT

When was the last time you cared enough about the future of our country to do the same?

Indeed, when was the last time you stopped to think about whether you and your kids really want to end up drinking other people’s recycled piss during the next (inevitable) drought?

Your humble blogger never ceases to be amazed at the abject laziness and “She’ll be right mate, let someone else worry about it” apathy of his fellow Aussies.

If it’s good enough for Barnaby to sit down and write a letter to the editor, what is your problem?

3 Responses to “If It’s Good Enough For Barnaby, Why Not You?”

  1. Kevin Moore March 11, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    It worries me that if people like Barnaby start working for the benefit of the Australian people instead of the Bankers that the retribution of finance will bring him undone.




    Let’s Go FORWARD

    Tell someone you are going to a convention of accountants and you might get a few yawns, yet money and how it works is probably one of the most interesting things on earth.

    It is fascinating and almost magical how money appeared on our planet. Unlike most developments we enjoy, which can be traced back to a source, civilisation or inventor, money appeared in places then unconnected all over the world in a remarkably simular way.

    Consider the American Indians using Wampum, West Africans trading in decorative metallic objects called Manillas and the Fijians economy based on whales teeth, some of which are still legal tender; add to that shells, amber, ivory, decorative feathers, cattle including oxen & pigs, a large number of stones including jade and quartz which have all been used for trade across the world, and we get a taste of the variety of accepted currency.

    There is something charming and childlike imagining primitive societies, our ancestors, using all these colourful forms of money. As long as everyone concerned can agree on a value, this is a sensible thing for a community to do.

    After all, the person who has what you need might not need what you have to trade. Money solves that problem neatly. Real value with each exchange, and everyone gaining from the convenience. The idea is really inspired which might explain why so many diverse minds came up with it.


    “History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.”
    President James Madison

    Money, money, money, it’s always just been there, right? Wrong.

    Obviously it’s issued by the government to make it easy for us to exchange things. Wrong again!

    Truth is most people don’t realise that the issuing of money is essentially a private business, and that the privilege of issuing money has been a major bone of contention throughout history.

    Wars have been fought and depressions have been caused in the battle over who issues the money; however the majority of us are not aware of this, and this is largely due to the fact that the winning side became and increasingly continues to be a vital and respected member of our global society, having an influence over large aspects of our lives including our education, our media and our governments.

  2. Twodogs March 13, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    My mother is big on politics now that she’s widowed and retired. Unfortunately, most good people are too busy working hard to get involved. Maybe they would do so if they knew how much they are in the sights of Brown and Swan et al. History shows time and time again how people don’t act until it is too late to do so.

  3. Teresa:Hunter March 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Good to see you are on the right path, however the rabbit hole goes so much deeper then you think. Google “yourstrawman” and really be awakened.

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