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The Greens have gone well past tree hugging. The policy that I am most behind is for the thrust for education world wide to be focussed on women. In this I am talking about the opportinities to be created for women in third world countries to be educated to at least tertiary level. Even slight actions in this direction are doing amazing things in parts of South Africa.

In a generation this would bring about controls over population growth, aids, poverty, religious extremism etc. This is thinking outside the square. As a Greens supporter I see a new ballance with Gillard that may at least get other thinking outside the square too.

So maybe we should wait and see.
The fertility rate in Australia is currently 1.79.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_territories_by_fertility_rate

As can be seen from the graphic within the above link, there's nothing outside the square about the impact of education (and economic development) on the birth rate. It's long established history.

The Greens need to explain the economic consequences of their policies and imparticular, the impact on living standards of ordinary Australians. What, for example, would be the impact of an overall 66.5% tax on the profit from resource extraction ?

Until the Greens do this, they cannot be taken seriously.

As for fertility rate, the simplest method of influencing this is to modify tax and welfare benefits related to having/raising children.
 

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The Greens need to explain the economic consequences of their policies and imparticular, the impact on living standards of ordinary Australians. What, for example, would be the impact of an overall 66.5% tax on the profit from resource extraction ?

Until the Greens do this, they cannot be taken seriously.
I agree. Earlier today I tried to read their policy statements on their website, but the total 'pie in the sky' nonsense was too much for me.
They are full of touch feely motherhood statements but have zilch in the way of economic consequences and no costings for any of their extravagant intentions.

A caller to ABC Radio tonight suggested balance of power in the Senate going to the Greens will mean before long we're all riding bicycles and eating tofu. Probably about right.
 
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I agree. Earlier today I tried to read their policy statements on their website, but the total 'pie in the sky' nonsense was too much for me.
They are full of touch feely motherhood statements but have zilch in the way of economic consequences and no costings for any of their extravagant intentions.

A caller to ABC Radio tonight suggested balance of power in the Senate going to the Greens will mean before long we're all riding bicycles and eating tofu. Probably about right.

Wandering around Nimbin hugging trees and making tie dye T shirts is going to be the new economy.
 
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They are full of touch feely motherhood statements but have zilch in the way of economic consequences and no costings for any of their extravagant intentions.
In absence of the above, I'm just going to assume they have watched Star Trek Insurrection once too often.
 
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Calliope, picking on poor Julia's ear lobes has confirmed my suspicions, you are in fact a petty 'old woman'.

Is that the best insult you can come up with? When you have to rein in your gutter language you reveal your other weaknesses, and they are many. You obviously think to call someone an "old woman" is insulting. What did your mother do to you to make you so bitter?
 

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Wandering around Nimbin hugging trees and making tie dye T shirts is going to be the new economy.

Their rhetoric suggests that is what they want. IMNTBCHO this is just a smokescreen, a brilliant disguise; they are in fact revolutionary socialists/communists playing the Fabian game on rhoids.

This what disturbs me most about compulsory voting is that lots of muppets will vote for these Marxist bastids, never realising what they are doing.
 

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A caller to ABC Radio tonight suggested balance of power in the Senate going to the Greens will mean before long we're all riding bicycles and eating tofu. Probably about right.

And that would be very good, the villiage idea would come back, large forms of transport would not be required and each group would become self sufficient again.

There was a doco on Iran last night on country life, the richness of life and food prodiced amazing and they all seemed happy.

Wonder about that, people in harmony and happy.

Go greens

Not off topic, Julia has inspired me. (all three in fact)
 

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There was a doco on Iran last night on country life, the richness of life and food prodiced amazing and they all seemed happy.

Yeah so move there and enjoy. I don't want to go back to the stone age. I doubt many of the suburban green voters would survive for to long in your type of scenario.
 
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Their rhetoric suggests that is what they want. IMNTBCHO this is just a smokescreen, a brilliant disguise; they are in fact revolutionary socialists/communists playing the Fabian game on rhoids.

This what disturbs me most about compulsory voting is that lots of muppets will vote for these Marxist bastids, never realising what they are doing.

OMFG ! WayneL you have exposed them before their peers ! Sneaky pinko commo damn Ruskies pretending to be Greens. What idiot will vote for them now that they have been placed under the spotlight of truth? :confused:
 

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Getting a bit willing this thread.

Nioka had a point of view on threads and expressed it, I'm cool with that.

Explod, on voluntary euthanasia and denticare, I think these are good policies, and invesigation into Very Fast Train for the Syd-Mel corridor as well. Delivery on these policies from the Greens would be good. I think they would also support the Coalition's opposition to the internet filter.

Must admit, I just can't listen to Julia Gillard anymore, I have to change the channel. The latest fireside chat-styled tv advert a case in point. It made me feel like a patronized Year 4 school kid. Such a scripted and condescending recital. So I'm in the 'not listening anymore' camp - she seems a Prime Minister designed by a committee. Oh for sure the Libs have also had their moments in this respect, but sheesh.
 
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Entertaining take on Kevin Rudd's speech.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-elect...-you-with-my-mighty-power-20100805-11jwc.html

Not too far from the truth ?

Absolutely! I quite enjoyed Jennifer Byrnes' comments on tv last night http://7pmproject.com.au/video.htm?channel=7PM+Catch+Up&clipid=2689_spm-050810-seg1-web&bitrate=300&format=flash where she said she thought Kev had a case of "limelight deprivation syndrome", and his press conference was akin to Batman Returns to Gotham City to Save the Day!

The wording that he used
I'm not going to sit idly by and watch Tony Abbott slide into office
was eerily similar to that used by Gillard in her acceptance speech upon becoming PM
I love this country and I was not going to sit idly by and watch an incoming Opposition cut education, cut health and smash rights at work.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/edited-transcript-of-julia-gillards-acceptance-speech/story-e6frg6n6-1225883840584

IMO he certainly did have a Prime Ministerial presence about him - I wonder if the Labour Party "faceless men" are regretting their decision. I think Gillard certainly does have a fight on her hands, but not necessarily just against Abbott.
 
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And that would be very good, the villiage idea would come back, large forms of transport would not be required and each group would become self sufficient again.

There was a doco on Iran last night on country life, the richness of life and food prodiced amazing and they all seemed happy.

Wonder about that, people in harmony and happy.

Go greens

Not off topic, Julia has inspired me. (all three in fact)

Surely you are joking, Explod? It's very difficult to go backwards. These people you mention have not known any other life.

I have visited some very primitive places during the course of my life and was always quite happy to return to the civilization with which I had grown up. It never left me with a desire to take on their lifestyle. They didn't seem to be any happier than myself. Life goes on regardless with it's ups and downs.
 
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State's schools blowout exposed

The Brumby government, which had refused to release costing data since the inception of Julia Gillard's Building the Education Revolution program, has released figures revealing the extent of cost blowouts, fee duplications and poor value for money spent on state primary schools.

Will Gillard claim this is in her past as she has with her socialist affiliations? Will be interesting to see how she deflects this one...
 
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What, for example, would be the impact of an overall 66.5% tax on the profit from resource extraction ?
Until the Greens do this, they cannot be taken seriously.
The Greens need to explain the economic consequences of their policies

Geeen voters are acting irresponsibly and they cannot change. They say their aim is to ruin the the industries that kept us afloat during the GFS.

But I would like to ask any Labor supporters on this forum how they can equate preferencing the Greens to give them control of the Senate with moving Australia forward. Is this being responsible?

Remember the Greens rejected Rudd's ETS in the Senate because it did not harm the coal and energy industries and the consumers enough for their liking.
 
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