Originally posted by Matt1951
Carbon tax is part of a conspiracy. There is no global warming resulting from burning hydrocarbons. The latest scientific evidence from NASA proves it. Yet Mr. ManBearPig calls us fascist and racist for not believing him.
Originally posted by rainychica
reply to post by xxdaniel21
sorry, I meant to reply to your post
I think the funniest thing I ever witness while I was down in Australia about a dozen years ago, is that when they had a referendum to "stay with the crown, under the queen" or detach from it, the majority voted for the Queen. I don't get it, even today, I just don't get it. Can someone explain (who's a native of Australia)?
Please could a moderator delete the other one, sorry for the trouble, thanks
Originally posted by jewells
Julias carbon tax is truly another revenue raiser for the fat cats in Canberra- at the expense of ordinary Australians, again..
If Julia the puppet were truly concerned about our 'carbon footprints' then why cut back rebates etc in the solar industry?
Subsidizing every home to install solar panels would surely have a huge impact on our so-called carbon footprints.
But that would cut into their revenue kickbacks from the electricity companies.
Better to burn the little guys this way....
I hate what Julia & every other puppet politician like her, has done to our wonderful country, by selling us out whilst getting richer & fatter themselves.
Originally posted by davethebear
I totally agree with what you said in your opening thread. I lived in Australia for 4 years and returned to the UK in August this year. I found the whole political thing in Australia so doom and gloom and as though there was nothing to look forward to. Even the charisma of the politicians is about as charismatic as a water melon asleep in a drain. They seem to say so much, but in reality what they say actually means nothing at all. All the politicians seem to do is waffle on and try not to give any kind of answer to any kind of question. They basically get paid for doing nothing at all, as for Julia Gillard, what a puppet and the most boring monotone voiced person who should not even be Prime Minister.
I know that the world is in crisis at the moment and the UK is not the happiest of places at the moment, but I am so glad to have left the shores of Oz. The smile has returned to my face and I never want to return to the shores of Oz again....
All the best to you........
Originally posted by AussiePatriot
reply to post by UniverSoul
I'm saddened that you didn't know about Port Arthur Masscre, but for another read if your interested is the supposed disappearance or 'assassination' of Primeminister Harold Holt while he was swimming in 1967. The most I found after searching through the internet was he was executed by the CIA for refusing to allow new American bases on Australian soil.
The police never made a formal statement about his disappearance and claim he just drowned even though his body was never recovered.edit on 25-9-2011 by AussiePatriot because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AussiePatriot
Australia as we know it is done for.
Julia Gillard took out Kevin Rudd in a bloodless coup and installed herself with the help of faceless power brokers. All done without any say of the people.
Then came the 'election', and once again installed herself without the true votes of the people as independents and the Greens propped her up.
This government has driven the country into a deficit of over 200 billion dollars on wasted taxpayer funded programs. Compared with just a few years ago when we were in surplus.
Never before has Australia had such an incompetent government, with its WORST primeminister in history.
Gillard is borrowing approx 100 million per day from China when we are supposed to be in a mining boom reaping the profits from China?
At this time there is global uncertainty with debt crises and so on. BUT it gets better, Julia has decided WE need to pay the WORLDS LARGEST CARBON TAX. Why must we pay when China produces most of the pollution?
But wait theres more, there will also be a Mining tax slapped onto the mining giants who produce much of our wealth.
Australia's economy is being compared to other countries that are creating a carbon tax or already have one, most notably New Zealand. Has anyone seen how inflated prices have now become over there? Why do you think so many Kiwis are coming here now?
Just a little food for thought, Julia says she will scrap the flood levy (another tax) sometime next year I think. However, I would just like to point out that no government in the history of Australia has ever taken back a tax what makes you think ##SNIP## will?
If something is not done soon to stop this, Australia WILL collapse by next year. We have the highest house prices in the world, pay more for food than most other western nations, and an increasingly ageing population which will put more strain on already stretched facilities.
It surprises me that we aren't seeing riots about this, or real marches on parliament house. When will the people wake up and realise this government is #ing Australia to death.
edit on Sun Sep 25 2011 by DontTreadOnMe because: MOD EDIT: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)
Originally posted by ZeussusZ
reply to post by joshter
I think democracy is a scam. 51% of the population telling the other 49% what to do. The usa is meant to be a constitutional republic not a democracy, yet they want to spread democracy around the world.???
Originally posted by convinceme
reply to post by Pervius
Australia ain't cheap. we are extremely over inflated.
You just need to compare the Hooters boneless chicken wings menus between the US & Oz.
Hooters USA. 10 Boneless chicken wings $5.99 on wednesdays or $8.99 every other day of the week
Aussie hooters. 10 boneless wings for $18.95
The australian menu mentions nothing about a serving of fries either.
I was in Guam in May this year which is US territory and my jaw dropped at how cheap in general it was there. granted i don't know if this is comparable to the rest of the USA but Guam is basically one big tourist resort with some military bases there.