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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Holding back Tasmania …

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“But if people want to cling to the past and hold grudges against people who supported that development (the proposed pulp mill), then they’ll be holding Tasmania back”.
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  1. Maddie

    February 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Arrogant and purposely ignorant of the facts surrounding the pulp mill and why so many Tasmanians don’t want it. You don’t want to represent the people Michael, you want to represent Forestry and Gunns (just like your other Lib. pals, old and new) – and we won’t allow that to happen. Shame on you to try to insinuate that the anti-pulpmill people are the ones with the problem.

  2. wake up Hobart

    February 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    and I thought he was Christian, arent they meant to show compassion and understanding to others

  3. don davey

    February 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Well Michael ! me bucko ! not too long ago i was singing your praises as being the better pollie of the two (you or Janie) but now you’ve gone shit in your nest and shown everyone that you haven’t learnt a goddamn thing ,I still reckon your the better informed pollie however your slavish adherence to forestry protocol leaves no doubt as to your eventual demise, and you can only blame yourself .

    d.d.

  4. pilko

    February 23, 2009 at 11:35 am

    For honest Mick to Launch his campaign by picking a fight with the people in the community who oppose the pulp mill shows that this slick saccharine Howard sycophant has learnt nothing.

  5. Bev

    February 22, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Dear Michael,

    I’m not usually one to hoLd a grudge, but the appalling way you and the other politicians behaved with regards to the proposed pulp mill, cannot be forgotten. You and your kind are the ones holding Tasmania back. We opponents of this polluting, eneconomic, socially divisive mill, are the ones who want to take Tassie forward into an era of sustainable growth, not development at all cost.

    Personally, I plan to get some like minded people together, pool our funds and run ads reminding those electors who may have forgotten, just how you failed to listen to our concerns (which have been proved correct – just read the CSIRO report as one example), you treated anyone who dare speak out against the mill with contempt, you were too gutless to address a public meeting of concerned citizens, you were never seen at any of the education and information sessions put on by community groups in order to, perhaps, enlighten yourself as to our concerns SO, do not for a minute think that this behaviour will be forgiven or forgotten. If the citizens of Bass vote for you or other pro mill pollies, then this State is lost, the filth will continue. I and many others I know, don’t plan to stand by and allow this to happen.

  6. Mike Adams

    February 22, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    The only candidate, so far, to acknowledge the impact of Voters’ Block, albeit indirectly.
    The day that Mr Ferguson calls for the rescinding of the PMAA will be the day I think he just may be genuine.
    Meantime, ‘holding Tasmania back,’ from what?
    Just what does Mr Ferguson think is ‘forward’ for Tasmania?

  7. Pete Godfrey

    February 22, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Fat chance of a return, 21,000 Tasmanians won’t vote for you because of your stance in favour of the pulp mill.
    I also heard you say that Kim Booth was an innefective member of parliament.
    Without Kim Booth we would still have Bryan Green, Steve Kons and Paul Lennon sitting on the front benches of parliament corrupting the system even more than it is now, If that is possible.
    So one wonders what is effective?
    Is a “ME TOO” opposition effective. Where was the due scrutiny of the pulp mill proposal. Why do the opposition just sit back knowing that they have been lied to continuously over the pulp mill and just go ‘ME TOO”. We think it is a good idea.
    Better change plans and don’t give up your other job

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