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Why politicians support Adani

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When a mining project is economically (and environmentally) doubtful, then a political party or faction’s support is a deafening alarm bell. The only ethic of a corporate robot is maximum profit.

The ‘family friendly’ Woolies just illustrated this with their deliberate strategy to squeeze the most from pokie addicts, and to hell with social responsibilities. Any employee not advancing this ethic will also suffer. ‘That’s just how it all goes. Everybody knows.’ (Leonard Cohen chorus)

If Adani pushes a marginal project, it expects the cream to come from governments. Smart politicians know the project is highly risky. ‘Pro’ politicians fear the electorate, or expect personal gain.

Wavering politicians don’t have the courage to lobby against risking public funds. They’re unable to lead. They only react to hidden pressures. (Repeat chorus)

Fellow duped citizens, resist the bribe of jobs. They will likely be short. You can’t believe the environmental assurances of these incredibly stressed politicians. Damage to country and farmers is assured. (Repeat chorus, loudly.)

In countless career visits to mine sites, I never observed one without scarred landscapes and pollution problems. Aggregate damage costs and government infrastructure costs next to corporate profits, are far too great.

To borrow a Trump-ism, that’s a ‘bad deal’ for Oz.

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  1. The Adani / Camichael mega coalmine is already effectively dead. Just follow the money trail…no one wants to finance this ‘environmental abomination’ because it doesn’t stack up.

  2. PREPONDERANCE {Stefanie Bennett}
    [Everybody knows that the dice are loaded.
    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed]

    (L. Cohen & S. Robinson)

    He said, ‘I lend you love’
    Which meant – lease;
    The aftertaste
    Of lips
    On spent tourmaline.

    The attaché of indifference
    Doesn’t come
    To terms
    With chancery;
    Doesn’t see
    The meteor fall

    Or how she aggregates
    The delicate
    Architecture of a leaf.


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