Federal Election - what they say about bikes

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Zebee Johnstone, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/108.html

    The MCC of NSW sent letters to the Libs, Labor, Democrat, and Greens.

    The questions asked.
    · In your policies do you recognize motorcycles as a legitimate mode of
    · In your policies do you recognize motorcycles as a specific class of
    vehicle that has advantages over other modes of transport such as less
    polluting, less damaging to roads, does not add to congestion, requires
    less parking space?
    · Do you recognize that as road users motorcyclists have specific road
    safety needs?
    · Do you support recommendation 36 of the recent House of
    Representatives Standing Committee on Transport and Regional Services
    inquiry into road safety, Eyes on the Road Ahead that recommends a
    specific road safety strategy for motorcycles be developed?
    · If you support the development of a specific motorcycle road safety
    strategy, do you support the model used to develop the road safety
    strategy of the MCC, `Positioned for Safety2, which had a high level of
    rider involvement. Positioned for Safety is recognized as a strategy by
    motorcyclists for motorcyclists and as a result has been very successful
    in bringing about improvement of motorcycle safety in NSW?
    · Do you support the role of the ATSB Motorcycle Consultative Committee
    as an effective means of addressing motorcycle issues at the federal
    · If you support the Motorcycle Consultative Committee will you provide
    additional funding so that rider groups in each state as well as the
    national rider body, the Australian Motorcycle Council, can be more
    actively involved in this committee and as a result the committee will
    function more effectively?

    See the web page for answers.

    Zebee Johnstone, Oct 7, 2004
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    SloCoach Guest

    Is the vice-chairman really Warren Buffett?

    Any chance he could lend/give me $15K for a new bike? Hell, he could buy us
    all new bikes!


    SloCoach, Oct 7, 2004
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  3. Zebee Johnstone

    manson Guest

    <snip of questions>


    Even when there isn't an election, how exactly is one supposed to figure
    out if the answers (if any) bear any relationship, however passing, to
    the truth, as we know it, in the real world.

    Most of the pollies on offer are liers, and the ones that aren't, aren't
    likely to have any power to do anything. :-(

    manson, Oct 7, 2004
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    Nev.. Guest

    Single issue voters are the ones who ultimately decide who will govern us and
    unfortunately due to the inherently greedy nature of man if the cost of a $10
    per week tax cut is the resulting deaths of thousands of people on the other
    side of the world on the receiving ends of our soldiers bullets and bombs then
    that is the price of democracy.

    '03 ZX12R
    Nev.., Oct 15, 2004
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    John Littler Guest

    I believe they are called Iraqis Ken

    You do know the difference between death toll (circa 10-15K civilians +
    ??? Iraqi military) and injuries (a number I don't know precisely off
    the top of my head but its usually significantly higher than the death
    toll - the last figure I heard was circa 100K).

    Did Aussies do all that - of course not, the Yanks do most of it, but
    without being overly pedantic there is no doubt that a significant
    number of people are being killed and injured by our soldiers over there
    - granting that there is only a relatively small number of our guys and
    hence the inpact of our troops is probably 1% or 2% of the total, which
    coincidentally is a couple of "thousand people on the receiving end of
    our soldiers bullets and bombs"

    We should never have been there Ken.
    John Littler, Oct 16, 2004
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    Moike Guest

    Given that 'our' PM has joined us up to the 'coalition' waging the war,
    any military personnel engaging in the hostilities on behalf of the
    "coalition" are 'our' personnel.
    Even for lying weasels.

    Moike, Oct 18, 2004
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    Toosmoky Guest

    Want some cheese with that fuckin' whine?...
    Toosmoky, Oct 18, 2004
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    Boxer Guest

    Sore Loser.

    Boxer, Oct 18, 2004
  9. Zebee Johnstone

    Moike Guest


    The people voted. They chose a lying warmonger with a pathetic record
    as a money manager, who has damaged their nation for all time.
    Apparently it was seen as a choice that might possibly result in some
    more money for a few people.

    I am grateful for the insight into the character of my nation.

    Moike, Oct 18, 2004
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    John Littler Guest

    The funniest part is this:

    "Interest rates tipped for a substantial rise"

    Oh the irony.

    I'm really glad that he got the senate majority, there's nothing to keep
    him in check and the population will see the true colours of the Tories
    (they're not Liberals - they've long since disgraced most of what
    Menzies stood for)

    John Littler, Oct 18, 2004
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    atec Guest

    Are you going to winge and bitch like this for the full term JL ?.
    atec, Oct 18, 2004
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    manson Guest

    Moike wrote:

    Yup. Sad, isn't it? :-|
    I find it rather depressing that we seem to have gone down the yankee
    route yet again.

    Where do you queue up for a Greek passport anyway? ;-)

    manson, Oct 18, 2004
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    John Littler Guest

    Would you like me to ? I can if it'll make you happy.

    I think you'll find I've barely mentioned the subject, if my possibly
    faulty memory is correct that's my second posting on the subject, and it
    was hardly bitching - given all I did was extend Moike's point with a
    posting of an article from today's paper

    John Littler, Oct 18, 2004
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    Smee Guest

    Smee, Oct 18, 2004
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    atec Guest

    Ah if you say so , Id say you should be ready to take it like a man :_)
    atec, Oct 18, 2004
  16. Zebee Johnstone

    John Littler Guest

    <rolls eyes skywards>

    I think you'll find every public posting of mine has been along the
    lines of what Moike said. The Australian people have shown their true
    colours. I find that sad and rather disappointing, but I've hardly been
    railing about it. In fact my sig line says it all, and it was all I
    thought needed saying.

    John Littler, Oct 18, 2004
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    atec Guest

    I wont pursue it here JL , wrong forum

    atec, Oct 18, 2004
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    manson Guest

    Smee wrote:

    Seems like the right time for a <woosh> posting.

    manson, Oct 18, 2004
  19. Zebee Johnstone

    Smee Guest

    No need for a whoosh posting

    Who do you think started the whole (p)assport saga?
    The whoosh is on you.
    Smee, Oct 18, 2004
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    Toosmoky Guest

    No, he's leaving Australia in 12 months...

    Ride the Penguin...
    Toosmoky, Oct 18, 2004
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