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Truckers protest outside Australia's parliament (over carbon tax law)
Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 22, 2011

Posted on 08/22/2011 3:09:59 AM PDT by markomalley

Hundreds of truckers circled Australia's parliament on Monday in a campaign aimed at forcing the government to withdraw a proposed carbon tax law, and call new elections, the second anti-government protest in the nation's capital this month.

The truckers sought to draw on public dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Julia Gillard's minority government and perceptions of economic incompetence, despite a robust economy.

"Everyone is on the edge because the country is basically in a state of disarray. We've all been surprised at just how tough everyone is doing it," said transport company owner Peter Whytcross as the "Convoy of No Confidence" trucks blasted horns from roads around parliament and Gillard's home nearby.

Outside the booming mining sector, many Australians are fighting to keep pace with inflation and high house prices combining to make the nation's biggest city, Sydney, one of the world's most expensive places to live.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carbontax; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 08/22/2011 3:10:04 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: steelyourfaith


2 posted on 08/22/2011 3:10:48 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvilllllllll carbon!!!

Bad, bad carbon!! Down carbon! Down!

3 posted on 08/22/2011 3:41:37 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters--let our dead rest in peace.)
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Instead of wasting fuel while trying to change the mind of Leftist fools, the truckers ought to park their rigs until the carbon tax is off the table.

No developed country could survive long without trucks to deliver food and fuel.

4 posted on 08/22/2011 3:55:34 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Flintlock
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvilllllllll carbon!!!

Yes, that Evil Carbon Dioxide! Yup, that stuff those plants love to gobble up! Oh and the Algae in the sea loves it too. Funny how plants and Algae grow faster when Carbon Dioxide goes up.

One would have thought Plants would DO THIS BY DESIGN to compensate for Natural and Man made CO2.


5 posted on 08/22/2011 5:07:14 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: markomalley; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; marvlus; Fractal Trader; Whenifhow; ...
Thanx for the ping markomalley !


Beam me to Planet Gore !

6 posted on 08/22/2011 5:59:45 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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