Posted by sigismund on December 31, 2010, at 19:58:31
In reply to Re: PartlyCloudy speaks up » sigismund, posted by PartlyCloudy on December 31, 2010, at 15:01:23
There is a range called the Hartz Mountains in Tasmania. That same issue has been significant there. The state governmentand the unions (very misguidedly) opposed the efforts of the hated greenies to stop clear felling of old growth native forests for woodchip to Japan. Once the site had been clearfelled and some of the timber taken away, the rest was burned completely and replanted with the addition of 1080 poison to kill anything that moved and might eat the new growth in the ensuing animal famine. Now, this is valuable cabinet timber turned into toothpicks and the area left looking like it had been bombed so some people could make some money and so some people could say they were not being pushed around by greenies. So naturally, I read your uncles ideas with great interest. The government was really conforming to the marxist idea that the government is the executive committee of the ruling class. It has been a sort of mafia state.