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Carbon Protests?

By peturbed_but_pretty - 27 May 2009 14

Does anyone know what was going on outside the Hyatt this morning? 

I did beep my horn in support of the sign that read ‘No taxpayers money for big polluters’, but have no idea what it was in relation to.

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Carbon Protests?
neanderthalsis 12:56 pm 28 May 09

Vonbare said :

And this at a time with the USA just passed their American Clean Energy and Security Act. It will be interesting to see what happens next….hopefully this will be one time our government follows in America’s shirt-tails.

Actually, Australia adopting the provisions of the American Clean Energy and Security Act 2009 would be a step backwards from the environmental standards set under the former Coalition government.

While the title of the bill made many left leaning greens moist in the pants, it only really serves to bring the USA closer the the standards set by the rest of the world a number of years back.

G-Fresh 11:25 am 28 May 09

MsCheeky said :

What amazes me is that they do this, in summer at least, wearing just short sleeved shirts (and yes, trousers and boots), no protective gear. I always wondered if that was a requirement of uniform, or choice. Either way, I know I don’t go on my bike without protective gear – ever.

Only the best riders get assigned to do escorts. They have a different uniform to when they’re on regular motorcycle duty, sometimes they wear their full blues and sometimes they just have a shirt top on but the proper slacks and boots.

They look well pukka and are obviously fantastic riders the way they command their machines.

astrojax 11:13 am 28 May 09

minerals week? so is vegetables week next week, or did we all miss it? (and we probably missed animals week first)

Vonbare 10:27 am 28 May 09

And this at a time with the USA just passed their American Clean Energy and Security Act. It will be interesting to see what happens next….hopefully this will be one time our government follows in America’s shirt-tails.

AussieGal83 12:08 am 28 May 09

Its Minerals Week. Yay!
🙂

barking toad 6:42 pm 27 May 09

Horn beeping kills polar bears

And the great barrier reef

And kakadu

And the murray-darling

Vonbare 5:31 pm 27 May 09

I believe it was because the annual Minerals Week is being held there. A cushy little love-in between the world’s biggest polluters and our government. Gosh! Look at them all: CEO, Rio Tinto; Treasurer, Wayne Swan; CEO, Minerals Council; Russia, Brazil, China, India and even the Deputy PM. They must be an important bunch….with voices in all the right ears!

http://www.minerals.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/33687/MW09_Program_and_Registration_25.05.09.pdf

When’s the last time our DPM and Treasurer sat down with us and discussed the CPRS and ETS???

Good on whoever was out there this morning! I wish I’d known sooner myself!

MsCheeky 4:56 pm 27 May 09

The police bikes usually do that when they’re on escort duty. They close an entrance to Adelaide Avenue, wait until the important personage’s car goes through, then jump on the bikes and scream up to the next entrance to close it before important personage gets there. (Probably work in teams, so that each set of cops closes every second one?)

What amazes me is that they do this, in summer at least, wearing just short sleeved shirts (and yes, trousers and boots), no protective gear. I always wondered if that was a requirement of uniform, or choice. Either way, I know I don’t go on my bike without protective gear – ever.

Jivrashia 3:19 pm 27 May 09

Bladerunner wrote:

Deckard said :

They had to make it to the donut shop before closing??

C’mon. Give ’em the benefit of the doubt.

Perhaps their back teeth were floating? Ha!

peturbed_but_pretty 2:19 pm 27 May 09

I beeped coz because I don’t want tax money going to big polluters. I assumed it was to do with CPRS, but don’t know why they were at the Hyatt.

Ceej1973 2:14 pm 27 May 09

LOL. Maybe they were the Car-bon Police! Bune bune !

Deckard 1:30 pm 27 May 09

Ceej1973 said :

No idea, but I am wondering if any one knows why two Police bikes went flying down Commonwealth Avenue around 5pm at est.100-110kmh in peak hr traffic, weaving in/out traffic WITHOUT sirens on.

They had to make it to the donut shop before closing??

Hhahhahahahaah hahahahhahah, hhaha, ha, ha, aaahhh!!

I kill me!!

Ceej1973 1:16 pm 27 May 09

No idea, but I am wondering if any one knows why two Police bikes went flying down Commonwealth Avenue around 5pm at est.100-110kmh in peak hr traffic, weaving in/out traffic WITHOUT sirens on.

Avy 12:55 pm 27 May 09

>I did beep my horn in support of the sign…but have no idea what it was in relation to.

So why did you beep your horn then?

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