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Kangaroo cull attracting misguided protesters

Special G 26 May 2008 143

The Lawson Kangaroo cull has attracted a large amount of media attention over the past months. The trade off between relocation and just knocking them off has come down to a cost issue and since the Federal Government isn’t ponying up the cash to relocate it’s back to the lethal injection for skippy.

I heard on the radio today a bunch of protesters missed the mark by running in and upsetting a number of sedated roos. The problem was they weren’t the ones earmarked as death row as they thought and they were the ones partaking in the anti-fertility treatment.

Good work.


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Duke Duke 10:45 pm 21 May 08

Speaking of pedants and trolls maelinar, please learn the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ (see example below).

Tap, I think you’re wrong about the cull but I admire your resilience and conviction.

tap tap 8:51 pm 21 May 08

Well personally im shocked, I guess i can no longer look to neighbours actors for the truth in all matters.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 8:44 pm 21 May 08

As I said, the left gets some morons. But if I say Naomi Robson, will you just accept that no-one is responsible for how attractive they look to the smaller minds? A good argument will always be clapped on by a few buffoons.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:38 pm 21 May 08

barking toad said :

Well, the ex-partner of ‘one leg’ hasn’t turned up yet but apparently some old boiler from Cop Shop has, along with some no-name from Neighbours or some other show.

The Neighbours personality is Fiona Corke who stated in an article in the Herald Sun today that “kangaroos could soon be extinct in Australia”.

Do these people actually put any thought at all into what they say?

Read other informative comments by Fiona Corke – http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23732688-662,00.html

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 8:36 pm 21 May 08

Special G, there is a difference between culling and mass-slaughter. The former is done in small amounts over time. If the mob were ever considered a problem untill defense decided to build on the land, they wouldn’t have reached 400. This cull is purely for the purposes of construction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll – to prevent any further confusion. Note: ‘someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response’ does not cover someone merely having a differing opinion.

tap tap 7:49 pm 21 May 08

And here’s me thinking its the trolls that do the baiting…

Special G: Im doing less insulting that you.

This isn’t about overall kangaroo numbers though. Changing the argument is another common tactic of people with very little substance to back their opinion.

Probably more killed? Ill take your word on that probability. But again that has zero to do with the issue at hand. We have covered ‘if you think a, you must think b, and b is ridiculous!’ style arguments before. Same goes for ‘if you think a, you must act on b, or else you are hypocritical!’.

Third paragraph is worthless all round.

Special G Special G 7:28 pm 21 May 08

tap and DMD out to protect the innocent again with insults and poor arguments. Facts are people that skippy has risen to greater numbers than Australia would otherwise sustain due to intervention by the white man. Land clearing and the like created greater terrain suitable for skippy sustainability – thus increase in Kanga numbers.

One of the greatest causes of car accidents in Canberra is hitting skippy, there are probably more killed each year by car collisions than will be killed in the cull yet I don’t hear any regular protests re this.

Should have gone out, knocked skippy and put on a Canberra bbq and invited everyone to try a lean source of red meat. yum yum.

Mælinar Mælinar 6:33 pm 21 May 08

Heya Skid – your not alone in your opinions. I found your descriptors reasonably accurate portrayals of the steriotypes I would expect to find, were I to drive over to the naval station.

Only a pedant would see the wires, and people to only go to punch and judy shows to look at the wires, are freaks. Nice troll baiting 🙂

tap tap 5:52 pm 21 May 08

Skidblanir: Didn’t you see the news? The protestors started making arrangements for funding what the government should have funded about a day before the slaughter started. That is not long enough at all, the government said it was too expensive, and that was that as far as they were concerned, weren’t interested in the relocation being privately funded.

How many people did I claim? I cant seem to find where I made a claim about numbers?

Absolutely lying about what I’ve said another useful argument tactic? You think the other people reading this post won’t see through it? Well hopefully if I point out to them the tactics you are using they might.

Hi lurkers,

You should note that he has again tried to put the same wedge in the argument. $3.5 million can buy one hell of a youth centre, 1% of a water infrastructure development, or maybe half the cost of a fairly significant local drug rehab or mental healthcare program.. This is totally true of course, but what he fails to mention is that buying a youth centre and relocating some kangaroos are not mutually exclusive. The truth of the matter: Both can be done! Further truth: If someone wants the kangaroos to be relocated that does not mean a) that person is a drug taking communist hippie faggot. b) They are against paying for youth centres c) They are against paying for water infastructure development d) They are against paying for local drug rehab or mental health programs e) They are rapists.

People use wedge tactics when they have nothing else to stand on, along with petty insulting generalisations (eg a bunch of lice-encrusted envirofreaks and dreadlocked econazis with no economic sensibilities or apparent political will of their own.) To make it appear like they argument has some substance.

Make no mistake about this, the only argument that Skid has actually put up on topic is this If there really were as many concerned people as you claim, even a few of those protestors with vague sense of organisation (although they’re likely Resistance\Socialist Alliance members, so unable to organise brewery pissups) hitting up passers by for donation of cash hsould have been able to acquire a resonable sum during the almost a year this issue has been around for. (note the tactics i pointed out above again being used) – and even that has a complete lie in it (well a few actually). When he says there has been almost a year to organise this, he tries to brush over that because he is hoping you will just take his word for it. Truth is that the decision to slaughter the animals after all was only made about a week ago. So discounting the lie in skids above statement all that is left is something along the lines of ‘you should have done it by now’. Which, considering the tiny amount of time that has been available to protestors, is an exeptionally weak argument. So we can take that argument out of his armoury.

So whats left? His opinion. He doesn’t care about what happens to the kangaroos. Simple as that. In his opinion the kangaroos should die. Not because of money, not because its either a choice between the roos or a youth centre, not because all protestors are rapists, but just because.

Bye lurkers.

Let me give you a bit of advice skid, find someone better than John Howard to model yourself off, the entire australian public finally grew to realise that he was nothing but a liar.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:52 pm 21 May 08

As I understand it, it wasn’t Paul who was going to be doing the moving.

I smell bullsh-t, on defense’s part.

barking toad barking toad 4:45 pm 21 May 08

It’s a per head cost for Paul to bring out the jumbo and return laden to his mull.

Includes in-flight meals and movies.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:42 pm 21 May 08

Nope.

Although whoever did decide to rip off my comment and post it in the ABC forums did point out that the eventual recipients may or may not be getting paid something (astronomic) for use of their land.

Anyone know what the deal was going to have been?

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:39 pm 21 May 08

Did someone mange to explain why it costs around $8750 (please correct any bad maths) to move a single kangaroo?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:30 pm 21 May 08

Also, wedge arguments are a successful tactic, especially when arguing in front of an audience.
[points vaguely at the lurking people reading this today or sometime down the track]

Wedging might not work on you this time, but experience and history (eleven years of Howard) shows it work on them.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:25 pm 21 May 08

So the lefties have morons amongst them. A quick browse through this site will cause the moron scales to swing back to the right in full force.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:22 pm 21 May 08

tap said :

Skidblanir: Incorrect. There was not enough time given to see if the protestors could get the money themselves. And don’t try and pull wedge arguments, ‘if you are for schools, you must be aginst the relocation of kangaroos in Lawson.’, it is obvious and untrue.

I’ll bite and feed the troll…

If there really were as many concerned people as you claim, even a few of those protestors with vague sense of organisation (although they’re likely Resistance\Socialist Alliance members, so unable to organise brewery pissups) hitting up passers by for donation of cash hsould have been able to acquire a resonable sum during the almost a year this issue has been around for.
More so if the Green Left were organised and pooled their funding.
This should have been enough time to get in touch with Precious McCartney, and hit him up while he still had money instead of trying -after- One Leg the Pirate took him for a ride and coming across all desperate.

As much as you might like to tout this humane option, it still would have cost a huge amount of money, which other people have as much right to try and hit up the Government as you do.
$3.5 million can buy one hell of a youth centre, 1% of a water infrastructure development, or maybe half the cost of a fairly significant local drug rehab or mental healthcare program.

Against this backdrop of possible community gain or saving human lives, versus simply placating a bunch of lice-encrusted envirofreaks and dreadlocked econazis with no economic sensibilities or apparent political will of their own, please indicate why spending money on rescuing pests should be important.

tap tap 4:07 pm 21 May 08

I heard Coralie admit she is going to marry a carrot!

Mælinar Mælinar 3:53 pm 21 May 08

Soylent Coralie.

barking toad barking toad 2:57 pm 21 May 08

Doesn’t Coralie understand that sheep are wildlife too, albeit now domesticated.

Why doesn’t anyone think of the sheep! Way to go with lamb discrimination Coralie!

Ozhair Ozhair 2:07 pm 21 May 08

Hmmm… Sounds like the roo-burger barbie could be back on at my place across the road from the protest.

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