Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Let's Agree to Disagree

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Let's Agree to Disagree

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WHILE it is a democratic right to express opinions, equally, it is the same to accept or reject these.

A correspondent has expressed disappointment (?) about a letter of mine decrying the lack of a positive result after that expensive Copenhagen debacle. My opinion of that, and still standing by it, or yours either, will not change the world any more than did those hundred or two other offerings at that conference.

It would appear that much of the dealing and debate was done by the minions, not by leaders, whose real task it should have been. Why couldn't the overall cost have been given to poor and needier nations to help themselves, offering a hand up, instead of a handout?

That was truly the Tower of Babel reborn.

While productivity is supposed to be the reason for all this academic blurb saying that all must comply, again, it is not yet a fully-proven fact, despite the jet setting efforts of the wealthy Al Gore.

This nation was given little comprehensive feedback from the Prime Minister or from Penny as to what went wrong. Perhaps our political leaders should stay home in this country more often, listening to local not foreign voices, especially the trading ones. In Queensland, which State is supposed to benefit most from this talkfest, note that valuable food producing land is/was being set aside for mining leases, providing more revenue for Government.

The sugar industry is to be penalised harshly, using somewhat outdated and inaccurate information, and cattle and sheep producers and general agricultural needs and health services are being basically ignored and added to this is the proposed sale of public facilities. Funding has been mostly given as the reason for all the constant problems, yet the public is aware that there has been a global monetary decline.

Is this an example of the much-desired productivity?

Though old, slightly decrepit and cranky, I am still able to see, hear, assimilate and formulate current events and don't require guidance yet from others, to think, say and act. So don't feel disappointed on my account for my miserable opinions.

Let's agree to disagree. …

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