20 April 2008

Comrade Stanhope saves working families by keeping Egg prices Low

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It looks like the people hero Comrade Stanhope will strike another blow in keeping the cost of living low for working Families. I don’t know if anyone caught it but the ABC reported on friday that

“ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says he has failed to gain the support of the majority of primary industry ministers to phase out battery egg production nationwide.

Mr Stanhope raised the issue at a meeting of state and territory primary industry ministers in Melbourne yesterday.

The ACT Government has offered the Territory’s only egg producer $1 million to convert from battery production to a barn system.

Mr Stanhope says he did gain some support but the majority of ministers would not support a national ban.”

Looks like Cheap Eggs are still on the shelfs. I was wondering if this means that the broad issue based, alternative party, that provides more opposition than the Libs – Free Range Canberra Party will be out on the Hastings come October.

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Way back in the day, everybody had their own chickens. Its not stupid to reconsider this is as a modern solution to the ethics of buying something that you could otherwise make for free yourself with some kitchen scraps.

Keep them in a cage at your own leisure.

Until at a national level, the industrial-scale users and wholesale consumer demand is wanting\needing to use certified organic, free range eggs, barn laid eggs (or any other hippy marketing you want to mention) instead of going for reliable quantities of the cheapest eggs available, the Comrade won’t be able to fix things.

All (the only) Canberra producer(s) could convert to barn laid eggs (and give the chooks a back rub and foot massage) and it wouldn’t significantly change prices on the shelves, because unless the Nation bans cage eggs, no-one (especially on the mayor) has the power to block interstate trade, so the cruelest egg producer in the country can truck in unhappy eggs, and sell ‘um cheap.

I buy free range or barn raised. If more people did, teh price would come down even more (and it has been falling). It’s fun to get them from non-traditional egg sources (small shops flogging them for hobby farmers and small backyard operations).

Stanhope may be out on the Hastings, but King Harold got an arrow through his eye at Hustings.

Woody Mann-Caruso6:03 pm 20 Apr 08

out on the Hastings come October

Why? Do they have a free range egg farm in East Sussex?

Canberra hospital the worst in the nation over several benchmarks.

Vast sums squandered on a massive road building program to produces a single lane ‘freeway’ (but some interesting artwork).

The city infested with mobile and fixed speed cameras, water-use police and parking inspectors in case any citizen disobeys the rules.
(However, the ‘rules’ are flexible if you happen to be a developer.)

The city a national joke because of its inability to even organize the taxi industry so that visitors can get a cab from the airport.

Stanhope is a tinpot king in a tinpot kingdom. If he believes he is above the minutiae of actually running a city, let him stand for federal parliament where his ridiculous grandstanding might actually mean something.


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