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    Election Post-Mortem

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Fortunately for John Howard the Australian political system allows him to depart government alive. This is an outstanding feature of our political system and one that should probably be preserved.

    Ahem.

    Coffee?

    Not once in the whole campaign did I hear a serious policy statement about coffee. Oh, I know, some people would say that I am too eager for my own interests to be addressed, after all education, employment, health care, people with disabilities all have issues that need a response.

    The Coalition was throwing money around like beads at Mardi Gras and Labor was almost (but not quite) matching their profligate approach to electioneering, but as far as I am aware not one dollar, not one word was spent on the crucial issues for coffee snobs.

    All through the campaign we waited to hear, but silence on the issue of a national barista accreditation scheme, nothing on the proposal to build a national espresso machine water supply, not even a whisper of a ban on freeze dried coffee-based products and no committment to the International Treaty for the Prevention of Crappy Coffee.

    No, but at the end, at the very end of his speech, after millions of Australians have elected him Supreme Mugwump of the nation, then and only then does Kevin07 reveal his diabolical secret - Tea. "A good strong cup of tea" he said "and perhaps an Iced VoVo on the way through".

    We are shocked and appalled here at Cafe Grendel, for though we did not Vote for Rudd we did preference him before the other mob and we had high hopes that in fact he would govern for all Australians, but it seems in fact that he will only govern for the Lipton dippers.

    We shall carry on the good fight however - the Greens may well have the balance of power in the senate and although one or two of them seem bent on forcing herbal tea upon us all, the solid core of the Green movement is based on and fueled by coffee.

    I shall await developments with interest - and a little trepidation.




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    Re: Election Post-Mortem

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1195561995/0#1 date=1195562319
    I read today that Kevin drinks tea. *shudder*
    I warned you lot days ago!

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    Re: Election Post-Mortem

    Indeed - any hope of a conversion? We need to get someone on the inside.

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    The Greens (crazies) wont be interested in the roasted product because you use Fossil Fuels to obtain it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcS link=1195991515/0#3 date=1196031838
    The Greens (crazies) wont be interested in the roasted product because you use Fossil Fuels to obtain it!!
    Bit of a generalisation and stereotyping, to say the least!!!

    From one of the crazies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdee link=1195991515/0#4 date=1196037871
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcS link=1195991515/0#3 date=1196031838
    The Greens (crazies) wont be interested in the roasted product because you use Fossil Fuels to obtain it!!
    Bit of a generalisation and stereotyping, to say the least!!!

    From one of the crazies.
    My appologies, perhaps too a strong a word :-[

    My point is, if Australia were at the mercy of Green Policy - it would be broke.

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    Solar Roasting anyone?



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    I think the same could be said for many minor parties - the focus of the smaller parties tends to be on fewer issues, but it generally works out ok as they get to push their agenda within the limits of what is really a two-party system.


    Unfortunately coffee has really missed out, the Coffee Regulation Australia Party (CRAP) got 2 votes for the senate..

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    So Marc,

    We are at the mercy of non-renewable, polluting policy which could kill us and our future generations,

    BUT,

    at least we will be solvent (fiscally speaking).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdee link=1195991515/0#8 date=1196042319
    So Marc,

    We are at the mercy of non-renewable, polluting policy which could kill us and our future generations,

    BUT,

    at least we will be solvent (fiscally speaking).
    No, absolutely NOT. We (Australia) have 1000 years of Natural Gas reserves - why not use it instead of relying on the Middle East for Oil - Thats a start at least - then we can push the Renewable energy (Although Natural Gas is a lower emitter compared to Oil). All for it. We need to get that balance of a growing economy and reducing emissions.

    Problem I have with the Greens is there "Lack" of economic policy - but plenty of everything else regarding emissions. Like it or not, we need to be economically strong to compete with the rest of the world - or well have HUGE unemployment.

    Anyway, its good we have a change in Government - The Labour Party are at least interested in alternatives. I consider them the middle ground between the Greens and Liberals regarding the Environment. :-)

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    I voted for the What Women Want Party in the Senate ... in the hope that we blokes will finally know! [smiley=evil.gif]

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    Shouldnt the WWW party have told us that in their policy statements?

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    Their policy statement is quite brief...

    "If you dont already know, were not telling you!"

    :D

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    I thought there was enough natural gas coming out of canberra to fuel the mojority of Australia for the next 100 years or so anyway.

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    ;D nice one Lucinda!

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    You are right about the quantities of gas Lucinda, unfortunately it is largely inert and therefore useless as a combustible fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1195991515/15#15 date=1196060811
    You are right about the quantities of gas Lucinda, unfortunately it is largely inert and therefore useless as a combustible fuel.
    I always thought fairly significant volumes of methane were realeased from bull$^&$ :-?

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    If only the product of the Capital was as useful as that 2MCM.

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    I have had the misfortune of drinking coffee at Parliment house a few years ago and what I can remember it tasted like something that goes with methane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucinda link=1195991515/0#13 date=1196055955
    I thought there was enough natural gas coming out of canberra to fuel the mojority of Australia for the next 100 years or so anyway.
    Its not what comes out of Canberra that is of concern, its what you send to Canberra! The ACT has two seats in house of representatives and two senators. Hardly any politicians at all!

    It is a great place to live, except for all the people that you vote out of (like big brother) your electorates and send them (transportation, it used to be called) to Canberra for three to six years. Some seem to stay for longer than the term of their natural life.

    Thanks so much!

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    Darn it Pete, why resign just yet ... I was hoping to see an Abbott & Costello team-leadership as the new Lib blood ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrindOnDemand link=1195991515/15#20 date=1196164233
    Darn it Pete, why resign just yet ... I was hoping to see an Abbott & Costello team-leadership as the new Lib blood ...
    Maybe thats what scared him off Tony.... imagine the fun several of the new govt ministers would have with that ;D ;D

    Mal.

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    It would have been a less-than-ideal billing from that perspective!

    Plus I get the feeling theyre not overly fond of each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1195991515/0#6 date=1196039021
    Solar Roasting anyone?

    Shortly yes please. 1750w going up on Wednesday 5th so I suppose that I will be solar roasting of some sort.

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    Nice - thats a good bunch of watts on the roof!



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