Archive | February, 2014

Things we CAN afford.

21 Feb

I am sickened every day to see how other Australians are accepting this nasty little man and his lies. Please someone in Liberal party stand up and be counted. Don’t let this crazy man destroy your party and the future of your children’s children. Open your eyes and see what Tony Abbott is doing.

The Australian Independent Media Network

dirty-deals

I know times are tough and that we will all have to tighten our belts (well so the government keeps telling me).  The list of things we can’t afford grows longer and more depressing every day.

But take heart.  The list of things we can afford is also growing.

We can afford to spend $9.5 billion over the next four years locking innocent people up in offshore detention camps (though that figure might lower as we kill them off).

We can afford to use a naval flotilla to ward off a few fishing boats.  Under Operation Sovereign Borders two frigates, seven patrol boats and numerous Customs vessels will patrol the seas between Christmas Island and Ashmore Reef and Indonesia.  Anzac Class frigates cost about $207,000-a-day to operate compared with $40,000-a-day for Armidale Class Patrol boats.

We can afford orange life rafts which cost about $50,000 each to leave on Indonesian…

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The Public Good is good for everyone

16 Feb

Excellent! now let’s sell the message to the centre of the community, no matter where it is. City or country. Before Australia’s sold out!

The Australian Independent Media Network

Public Good While the Abbott government continues to swing their wrecking ball, it would appear many people are waking up to just how extreme-right this government is. ‘ Australia must be destroyed ’ by Tim Dunlop is a good summary of the unfolding horror. Although I am usually keen to contribute to the growing chorus decrying the daily onslaught of right-wing ideological mayhem being imposed by this secretive, chaotic and incompetent government, I’m trying to look past this current disaster, by thinking about how this situation happened and how we can stop it ever happening again. #OneTermTony.

Abbott’s electoral success was mounted on a foundation of invisible villains that triggered a selfish ‘dog eat dog’ reflex in sections of the Australian public. Abbott made up reasons why people should be scared of a Labor government and then promised to save them from these fictional threats. From government debt. Electricity bills. Asylum seekers…

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