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Paul1Perth

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  1. Paul1Perth

    This Extinction Rebelion Mob?

    Who knows mate. North and South Korea or Israel or another country or two that have nuclear missiles might decide to let the other side have a couple. That would wipe a few million out. Climate change would be the last thing to worry about then. The ones that are left will manage to get by. We are a pretty ingenious mob when it comes to survival.
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    This Extinction Rebelion Mob?

    Big oil and coal and other industries that employ millions of people are obviously concerned about profit and I think that the government was on the right track a few years back with the super profits tax. The money raised could have subsidised green energy somewhat but we know how it ended. Don't know why you think people are being exploited by them. Certainly WA wouldn't be the great place it is if it wasn't for big oil, big coal and big miners. If it wasn't for strong unions their profits would be a lot bigger and mining salaries a lot lower. I heard about the protests and how they were hanging on some 16 year old Swedish activists words in the same news broadcast about a comedian winning the Ukranian election. I had a chuckle to myself and thought what's the world coming to. The girls 16 and she somehow gets taken seriously and has some house of commons committe listening to every word. Young people have always loved a protest and what they protest about changes from generation to generation. Then they grow up, have kids, have bills to pay and their view of the world changes. Obviously a good way to cut down on emissions would be use less electricity. What if someone calculated how much less greenhouse gas would be generated if everyone of them just turned off their mobile phone and didn't charge it or use it, say just for a week for a trial. How many do you suppose would go along with that? They wouldn't be able to, they're addicted. Try to explain to them the cost and unreliability of electricity, the number of jobs that's going to disappear, it's them that's going to be affected on that front too. Judging by a lot of them jobs wouldn't be their first priority mind you.
  3. Paul1Perth

    This Extinction Rebelion Mob?

    You sound like one of those people that used to walk round with "the end is nigh" thing around them years ago. What was it the that was going to bring the world to an end? I forget.
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    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Are they? You should be a politician mate.
  5. Paul1Perth

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Don't know whether it's in their nature but they are over represented in crimes committed and hence numbers in jail. I reckon police are more likely to give them a warning for doing stuff others would be arrested for. Even if they do get arrested and the case gets to court there's a lot of pressure on the judiciary not to hand down a custodial sentence. Maybe they will carry on feeling aggrieved and hard done by for generations to come yet and just choose not to respect the white mans law? No easy solutions that's for sure.
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    Before Brexit

    Sorry mate. Thought he was referring to migrants leaving the UK. Guess the Germans will be glad though.
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    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Angela Merkel said multiculturalism wasn't working and immigrants needed to do more to integrate back in 2010.
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    Before Brexit

    Are a lot moving back? Guess just the spectre of Brexit has worked a bit if that's the case. I'm sure Germany would love a solution for their errors by Merkel. They are getting rid of her a bit too late.
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    Before Brexit

    The US was a basket case way before EU cities got a taste of it. Pity it had to spread.
  10. Paul1Perth

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    They are in jail 'cos they've commited a crime or two. Not simply because they are Aborigine. That's after the judicial system bends over backwards to not put more in jail.
  11. Paul1Perth

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Was it a put down though or just a comment? Maybe she did look more Aborigine than pom. Did people treat her any different or did they carry on talking to her. That would be more of a test of whether it was a put down or not. Aussies tend to say things off the cuff and don't like PC. As far as the original post. Yeh, I'm sick of it. We have to listen to it on TV after a lot of programs. I didn't agree with the apology from Rudd and everyone should just be able to move on and not constantly go on about the past.
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    Is anyone else concerned about the Australian economy?

    There's plenty of water in the North of the country in the monsoon season. Several times it's been talked about how WA in particular could make use of it. Colin Barnett copped a fair bit of stick years ago when he put forward a massive canal or pipeline from the Kimberley. Looks stupid and impractical at the moment and would cost billions. Stranger, more complex and more expensive Engineering tasks have been done in the past though. Snowy mountain scheme for one, channel tunnel for another. Neither of them would never have been built had aoul case for paying for themselves been made. We had a decent lecturer at uni and did a pretty simple case study on the channel tunnel costings. The study flowed into the price they would have to charge customers to make it remotely viable. It was obvious that it would always have to be subsidised. Some things just have to be done though.
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    Is anyone else concerned about the Australian economy?

    The fish didn't die from inadequate water. There had been heaps of rain upstream just prior to the fish kills. They think the runoff with nutrients from farming reduced the levels of oxygen in the river system. No lack of water involved. Guess it's something the scientists are going to have to sort out. Airation has worked extremely well for cleaning up Salford Keys.
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    Is anyone else concerned about the Australian economy?

    Whilst I agree on this it's another situation where people are looking for someone to blame for their own bad decisions. I suppose there were plenty of people that got out of strife too with low interest rates and lax paperwork.
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    Is anyone else concerned about the Australian economy?

    If you mean the baby boomers fault, which I've been told by the generations down, I can't see it. We didn't have things on credit. Saved up and bought things when we could afford. Fault maybe lies in us not telling the kids that and letting them get into debt. We have 2 boys and we've made them pay their way from the moment they started work. We used to tell the eldest to put some cash by in case something went wrong with his car. He took no notice until something went wrong and he couldn't get to work. We leant him the money and he paid it back in monthly installments. Good lesson learned. He's never asked for any money since.
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