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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


TODAY: John Williamson, Flanagan, Bayley, McKim, Putt


The Greens are hoping Saturday’s Hobart rally to celebrate Tasmania’s forests will match the turnout of “more than 200” (Mercury 4-8-11) to yesterday’s Liberal meeting in Launceston of people opposed to protecting forests.

The rally for Tasmania’s forest and future will be in the Parliamentary Gardens at 10:30am on Saturday.

Despite the forecast of showers Greens Leader Bob Brown said he expected some hundreds at the pro-forests gathering which aims to highlight the commercial employment and environmental promise of keeping Tasmania’s wild forests intact.

Earlier on Tasmanian Times: WAIT: Gillard, Giddings told

First published: 2011-08-05 03:21 AM

• John Williamson to open forests rally

Who: Senator Bob Brown, John Williamson, Richard Flanagan, Vica Bayley, Nick McKim, Peg Putt
What: Rally to celebrate Tasmania’s forests
Where: Parliament Gardens
When: 10:30–11.00 am, Saturday 6 August 2011

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  1. phill Parsons

    August 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Why are you still here #5. You should move somewhere where the new homes have fireplaces/wood heaters, unlike Tasmania.

  2. Robin Halton

    August 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    #5 Thanks for your comments Mike. Im glad you did not mention Bruny Island as that is my playground! By the way Pedra Blanca might be the best spot to permanently locate Bob and Christine away from the others! There is no doubt that the Greens would completely root the Tasmanian economy if we let them!
    Have a look on the Mercury Sat. 6th August blog “Warning on Ta Ann practices” I sent in a fairly comprehensive reply at about 2pm today, I reckon it is printable!
    It is a pity that the other branchs of government have disappointed us as well! It would take strong political and business leadership to ever recover Tasmania from this current mess. Goodness knows when we see some stability emerge from the current cop out!
    One thing is for sure Green idealogy is not helping one little bit.

  3. Valley Master

    August 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Wow, over 200 people! (if you include the organisers). Should be front page international news! This sort of protest certainly highlights the issue and puts tassie firmly on the global map …… not

  4. mike seabrook

    August 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    robin #2

    the greens are only speaking to & for 15% of the tasmanian public

    I was under no pretence that they speak for the majority 85% of tasmanians, & am not deluded otherwise.

    such is democracy.

    i agree that they would fit nicely on macquarie island with the rabbits & the 10/80 poison – they could also have matsuuyker, de witt, cape barron & another few islands as well, which would save the tasmanian treasury heaps.

    – I wish that they would take the elusive invisible tasmanian fox with them & save the treasury est. $4 million per year.

    as to the tasmanian economy (balanced/unbalanced or otherwise) – there is nothing left – the lab-greens have thoroughly looted it – it is an empty frozen wet wasteland.

    however the joint may improve- if the threatened warming were speeded up.

  5. Valleywatcher

    August 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’m with you, Garry – I’ll be outside the Labor Conference also, helping to make those idiots inside a bit uncomfortable about their stupid decisions.

  6. Garry Stannus

    August 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Sorry I can’t attend, but please count me as attending in spirit. I’m for the forests AND I’m against the mill. I’ll be in Lonnie telling the Labor conference where they can put their pulp mill. What they should do with their $106m they want to give to Gunns, while closing down health services, police stations, schools…

  7. Robin Halton

    August 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Bob Brown and his followers many consisting of the usual feral hangers on will have no hope of convincing the general public that any worthwhile employment will result from environmental outcomes that favor Green policy.
    The ideal world for the Greens might be as far distant as Macquarie Island as they failed to behave themselves in accordance with the wishs that most Tasmanias would prefer. If a balanced economy would be more inspiring for most of us.

  8. David Obendorf

    August 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Perhaps next time the Greens letterbox the burbs with flyers for a Forest Rally, it might be a good idea to indicate the location of the Rally.

    I got my flyer on the Rally a few days ago – a time, a date but no venue.

    Hopefully the crowd will not be wandering in the wildnerness for 40 days rather than under our heritage-listed, old-growth English Oaks of Parliament Lawns! 😉

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