Saturday, April 21, 2007

Pray for Rain

"So we should all, literally and without any irony, pray for rain over the next six to eight weeks." -John Howard

You kind of know he isn't including Muslims in this new water initiative.

He also spoke of farming facing economic ruin if we don't act fast, so we should give farmers lots of handouts and steal water from mother nature for them. But I have a problem with this. Farming should only exist where it is economically viable and environmentally viable. Drought is not a new thing to farmers, its happened before and it will happen again. If you can't make money on your farm, you should sell it (& the water rights).

And if I owned a ski-shop on Mt Bulla, will the Government subsidise my business during bad seasons? Of course not.


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