Friday, September 25, 2009

The Queensland government is on the nose – big time.

Most people of Queensland are starting to realise that they committed a grave folly when they re-elected this Labor government in March 2009. Most either didn’t see their dictatorial tendencies or had the wool pulled over their eyes, and now we collectively pay the price. Selling our State assets, mandating fluoridation and saddling Queenslanders with a horrific debt burden are just a few things that raise the bristles of the population.

The introduction of fluoride into Far North Queensland is expected to cost $5 million, while rate payers will fork out $500.000 a year to keep the system running. If you multiply this with all the Regional Councils in Queensland you get a princely sum.

I can’t help reiterating the sad tale of Tasmanian fluoridation, which clearly shows the futility of this practice and the waste of money this Labor government is “flushing down the drain.” Pun intended.

Quote: Tasmania has been fluoridated for about 50 years and has one of the most intensive fluoridation schemes. Currently it has 41 fluoridation plants for nearly half a million people, is 83% fluoridated at 1.1ppm with Fluorosilicic Acid and Sodium Fluoride.

A report released 17th Dec 2007 from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare stated: “The highest levels of permanent decay experience were found in Tasmania.”

A Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Medicare by ANGLICARE TASMANIA in July 2003, stated: “Tasmanian adults have the worst dental health in the nation with the highest percentage of edentulous adults per capita with 15.3% of the adult population, compared to the national average of 9.7%.

The State also has the highest percentage of persons wearing a denture in the nation, with 11.2% in the 25 – 44 year category, which is almost double the national average.” Stated also in this report: “Tasmania has had some of the worst health indicators in the nation.” Unquote.

And the latter may well come from the build up of fluoride in their bodies.

Werner Schmidlin

The Queensland railway workers, traditionally Labor voters, are not happy at all with the Queensland Government. They have erected a large sign on Brimsmead Road Cairns. Click on picture to enlarge!

And here is what eminent Babinda identity, Errol Wiles, sent to me: I Quote:

“The ship on which we are travelling (HMAS Queensland) is under the command of captain Blight. She spends her time messing about in the galley (maybe she's looking to the future to be a shearers' cook) while her command with first mate Fraser at the helm is heading straight for the reef.

Her criminally incompetent crew under bosun Nuttal (now in the brig) is running around like headless chooks laying the blame for the impending shipwreck on everything but their own stupidity.

The crew tell captain Blight about the danger and her only solution is to throw our lifeboats overboard (sell our, note our assets). The school teachers are up in arms, the QR unions accuse the clowns of selling them out, the farmers are being bashed again and Beattie says he didn't know anything about it.

Consider, my people, how stupid we are (the electors) for putting these idiots in command and how masochistic we are if we keep them there.

Friday's Cairns Post on its front page asks "Rudd, Blight, Where the bloody hell are you----12.5% unemployment." I ask: Fletcher Christian, please save us again.

Our Babinda health situation is not less than in a state of crisis. To meet the crisis, a packed-hall meeting was held in the Spirit of Babinda hall on the night of 22Sep09 The best the state government and a series of Qld health professionals could do is urge us to WORK TOGETHER ! Oh yes? Suppose an invader were approaching Cairns in his ships. Do you think the Defence professionals would be up here in numbers urging us to WORK TOGETHER to repel the invader?

Queensland Health KNOWS what we need. They KNOW what is required. They KNOW what doctors reasonably require before becoming established in Babinda. What the hell are we the people expected to contribute? Do we know more than the professionals? We can CONSULT and WORK TOGETHER ad nauseam, to what effect? If we haven't yet had enough of this government's consultation, smoke-and-mirrors and plain bullshit we are masochists.

This is a not-to-be-avoided state government responsibility. Full stop! If the dollars were there we would have no problem. The dollars, 40 millions of them, are more appropriately applied employing rangers on Cape York Peninsula. From this we can see where Babinda stands on this government's priority list. It has to be a matter of "Dollars up mate, or pack your bag."
Errol Wiles Babinda

My thought for the day.

I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think. - Socrates

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