The National Forum   Donate   Your Account   On Line Opinion   Forum   Blogs   Polling   About   
The Forum - On Line Opinion's article discussion area



Syndicate
RSS/XML


RSS 2.0

Main Articles General

Sign In      Register

The Forum > Article Comments > Tasmania and same-sex marriage > Comments

Tasmania and same-sex marriage : Comments

By Michael Cook, published 7/9/2012

Somehow, in the mind of the leader of what was once a workers' party, Tasmanian prosperity is coming a distant second to same-sex marriage.

  1. Pages:
  2. Page 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. All
The examiner in Launceston is not much better. I think that part of the reason normal Tasmanians don't scrutinise our politicians as much is because we are too busy working hard to keep the jobs the government wants to take away from us and when we do have something to say, the media make us sound like a clown. I often wonder if an armed coup would solve the Tasmanian government problem...
Posted by RandomGuy, Friday, 7 September 2012 9:33:29 AM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
A sad indictment on the Apple Isle but it does seem, from the mainland, that every attempt to start an industry in Tasmania is destroyed before it starts by the Greens and the Animal Liberation lobby. How long can the rest of the nation keep subsidising this disaster without demanding that the Tasmanians do something to help themselves?

It must feel good to sing 'every tree is sacred' but it's hard to see how the Greens and their fellow-travellers can reconcile themselves to the human misery of significant and rising unemployment. Oh, sorry,I forgot: The Greens and the Animal Libbers see people as the problem so a bit of human suffering serves us right.
Posted by Senior Victorian, Friday, 7 September 2012 9:57:44 AM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
Look Here!

Tasmania has been raped and reraped in the name of prosperity. From its aborigines to hundreds of now extinct species to the orange roughies to its tall timbers, prosperity has left Tasmania a fiscal and social wreck. The damn prosperity IDIOTS are CRIMINALS.

How Dare they show their face in public calling for more of the same. SHAME!

Now Because of water abundance Tasmania, given modern transport options has a carrying capacity of 60 million people. Conversely Australia's mostly arid mainland only has a carrying capacity of 20 million without immigrant based political putches and ensuing civil wars. There are too many multicultural independencies and too many anglo-colonial Gods-on-a-postage-stamp like Fergusson and Swan to make an Anglo-traditioned Australia sustainable.

Tasmania may just be Australia's last stand against the corruption and tyranny from customs officials to the Reserve bank that infects our nation in the name of prosperity.

Find some other way to make money. Now is the time to invest in ivory for example. The African elephant is being wiped out in a 5 year plan to make ivory rarer and more expensive than diamonds. You asses want prosperity GO to AFRICA and leave Tasmania alone.

I sense there is a 2001 Space Odyssey type obelisk of humanity on that island. Crims will Prosper there at their peril!

ITM if Tasmania is to defeat these criminal investors then only GEOTHERMAL heat mining can give it the ENERGY and power to stand its ground and survive perhaps to be even a nation in its own right on a future overpopulated and exhausted planet.
Posted by KAEP, Friday, 7 September 2012 10:28:18 AM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
How pathetic this article is, and even more pathetic the posts, yes I'm talking about you RandomGuy. Last time I looked Tasmanians still got to vote if they don't like the government, guess what they get to vote them out. If people voted different to you, suck it up princess welcome to democracy.

To this smells of pitiful conservatives sour grapes and nothing more.
Posted by Kenny, Friday, 7 September 2012 1:46:24 PM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
Kenny, are you referring to our wonderful Hare-Clark voting system. The one that guarantees the Greens 5 seats in the 5 Electorates with 16% of the votes .

Splitting Tassie back into 25 INDIVIDUAL seats , where we get a member who actually represents us would be a change.. not 5 who act like Senators, which is what they really are , in effect.

My Green Member is in Sorrel.. I live in Sheffield. Get a map out if you don't have a clue what I am saying.. or Itís like I am in Mount Isa and the Green is in Ipswich !

The nearest of my 5 " members is almost 100 k away.. in a place the size of Tasmania.. what a Joke !

As for Lara.. she of the 28 % support for Labor rating... It's a rerun of the death throes in Qld.. when Anna and the Wunderkind ( whatever did happen to Fraser ? ) brought in the similar Legislation.

Two reasons..

Firstly to distract the Media and Voters.

Secondly both the Greens and Labor are fighting over those who can be described as Labor Left.. or Moderate Greens.. 5% of the Electorate, in other words.

The fact that almost 60% of the Voters ( and growing ) have deserted both the ALP and the Greens is immaterial.

After the Election, The ALP will blame their failure to communicate and educate the Electorate as the primary reason for their demise.. not their own incompetence !
Posted by Aspley, Friday, 7 September 2012 2:50:41 PM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
Like any forum, you need to make outrageous statements to be listened to, whether online like this or in the political game. Because, as much as everyone hates to admit it, or can't bothered agreeing to, a perfect parliament would be a middle party that looks after everyones concerns. I voted labour last election, but the problem we have in Tasmania is that the global financial crisis hit right when the environmental economic transition was beginning. The problem being that there wasn't enough old industry left to preserve livelihood, and no finances to speed up the transition to good ideas like KAEP has. So there is a stalemate. The far left won't give up the environmental gains that have been made, and the right won't give up any more jobs or industry when we have so little of it left. So then you get labour who have to make social changes because there is no breaking the economic stalemate with a minority government and they want to be seen as doing anything. Until there is a majority government and finance given to whatever direction that government is going Tasmania will remain an economic basket case.
Posted by RandomGuy, Friday, 7 September 2012 2:56:07 PM
Find out more about this user Recommend this comment for deletion Return to top of page Return to Forum Main Page Copy comment URL to clipboard
  1. Pages:
  2. Page 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. All

About Us :: Search :: Discuss :: Feedback :: Legals :: Privacy