[Oz-teachers] off topic alert .. Telstra etc
stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri Nov 13 01:05:16 EST 2009
> I'm just heading for the window to say
> "I'm not going to take it any more"
And, I'm right there with you, Bryn! Now, if we can just get Wall Street,
especially, to hear the chorus, or more usefully, US and Aus legislators.
Corporate & shareholder greed combined with Thatcher/Reagan deregulation
has simply been a disaster for our planet if you ask me. For one example,
climate change? What's that? Naah .. let's wring out every dollar we can.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 12/11/2009, at 10:02 PM, <stephen at melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> > Chris writes,
> >> .. ridiculous and downright deceptively wrong. Makes one angry.
> > Speaking of which, spare a thought for the people who feed Australia.
> > "(Northern Victoria) farming irrigators are receiving 40 percent of a
> > farm water allocation .. for which they MUST pay the full 100
> > percent."
> > How can those farms pay, and so, feed us in future? Worse, if
> > possible:
> > "Horticulture, viticulture and dairy industries are having difficulty
> > surviving (so) after 7 years of struggling with drought many
> > irrigators
> > have little choice other than to sell their water to the Government.
> > (But..) water users who have sold their water are still being
> > charged an
> > Entitlement Storage Fee, for water they do not own, and is certainly
> > not
> > being stored for them. In some cases the farmer has not owned water
> > for 2
> > years. It seems that farms end up paying 100%, whether they have
> > sold the
> > farm water rights or not." www.sharmanstone.com/Pages/Article.aspx?
> > Think about that, receiving 40%, paying 100% .. even after you've
> > sold it.
> > And worse than that (???) the new Vic water pipeline is now sending
> > lots
> > of the farm water to Melbourne, for all those suburban gardens and
> > pools.
> > And, Telstra?? Those same farmers hve recently had their perfectly
> > good
> > mobile CDMA phones, which worked well, everywhere, switched off ..
> > thus
> > forced to purchase new 3G mobiles .. expensive to use, and, for
> > example,
> > to use, i need to be standing at my front street letterbox. It will
> > NOT
> > work inside my home.. let alone in some field, when a tractor
> > overturns.
> > And, this is how some big-business is taking care of ALL we
> > Australians?
> > The corporate "greed is good" management theory has a lot to answer
> > for.
> > Cheers,
> > Stephen
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