Thursday, December 17, 2009

Copenhagen a Dead Horse??

News! What a waste of money by the Rudd government in sending 114 delegates to Copenhagen.The carbon footprint for 114 people travelling to Copenhagen and back business class amounts to 1817 tonnes of emissions -- the equivalent to the annual output of 2500 people in Malawi. The list appears to contradict assurances from Kevin Rudd's office last weekend that fewer than 50 federal officials would attend.

If you want to read what "The Australian" had to say, click here. I also question why they had to have this conference in the winter, when a lot of electricity has to be used for heating- Werner

Are Kevin Rudd and Penny Wong flogging a dead horse? If they are, they should read this book by Alison Clark. Click to enlarge picture.

The wisdom of the Dakota Indians says that:

'When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.'

In government however more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:-

Buying a stronger whip.

Changing riders.

Appointing a committee to study the horse.

Visiting other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.

Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

Reclassifying the dead horse as 'living impaired.'

Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.

Providing funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.

Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horses performance.

Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overheads and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

Rewriting the performance requirements for all horses.

And of course, promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.
* * * * * * *
My thought for today. - Werner

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

1 comment:

Miss Chief said...

Werner, it is manifestly clear now that Kevin Rudd and Penny Wong flogged a dead horse in Copenhagen and what a waste of money to the Australian taxpayer for sending 114 delegates there.