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Originally posted by Gravity215
I think the real problem is that no amount of protesting will make any impact whatsoever. The only protest that will make a difference is a protest vote. Abbot has claimed he will repeal the tax if he is elected anyway, but i bet he doesn't. He's dead on to win the next election. There is no way Labor will remain in power after this. The problem with this country is you have to vote one way or the other with preference votes. This is how they are keeping a two party system in place.
Whoever has the ability to get power, will do everything in it can to take or keep power, as we have seen. If Gillard had have said to the greens, 'No, we promised we wouldn't bring in that tax'. They would have gotten power anyway. The Greens where never going to align with Abbot regardless. This is just about holding onto power on every issue and it is a perfect example of the disgraceful behavior coming out of our politicians.
Between Rudd and Gillard they have passed more laws, regulations, etc than all other prime ministers in Australian History combined. Talk about a bunch of power mad lunatics.edit on 24-8-2011 by Gravity215 because: (no reason given)
..Kukla emerged from behind the Iron Curtain and found refuge at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory (now called the Earth Observatory) where he still works....
Well almost all of us have been pretty sure that there were only four ice ages, separated by relatively long warm intervals. But now we know that there were twenty in the last two million years. And the warm periods are much shorter than we believed originally. They are something around 10,000 years long. and I’m sorry to say that the one we are living in now has just passed its 10,000 year birthday. That of course means that the ice age is due now any time.
....In this post I’ll summarize what was going on in the mid-1970s, about ice age science and climate policy, before catching up with what Kukla thinks nowadays about the coming ice age....