And they get paid for doing it!

Do the members of Australia’s media elite recognize that, at least for the moment, Australia is a market based economy?  Yes, perhaps they dream of a time where there is a Greens “administration” where there are plans, plans and plans – central, regional and 5 year plans.  Where everything is owned by the state and there is that magical equality, where every pig is equally poor, except some pigs are more equal than others.

On the Insiders couch this morning, resident dunderhead Malcolm Farr said the following thing about water trading and water buybacks:

There are people who horde water, not to water crops or feed livestock, but to deprive it from towns and farmers and environments down river.  And they get paid for doing it.

And they get paid for doing it!

You mean, there are people out there, who have bought or otherwise acquired private property, who decide how to use that property in any way they chose fit.  Including selling that property.  OMG.  What an insight.

And Farr get’s paid for doing it!  Apparently also, according to Farr:

People are saying how long has this been going on?

Not to be outdone in the dumb arse stakes, Barrie Cassidy offers that:

And they get a lot more now than a few years ago.

You mean like public servant employees of the ABC?  Probably not.  There is use for water.

And these people not only vote, but they influence voters.  They need to atleast wear sandwich boards when they appear on the ABC.

Bruce Willis holds a sandwich board with the message, “I hate everybody” written on it on the set of Die Hard With a Vengeance. (Photo by Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

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14 Responses to And they get paid for doing it!

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lefties love to make people sell below cost. Weirdly when the people are forced to sell below cost three things happen:

    – The lefties accuse the merchant of hoarding
    – The business closes because it can’t pay its staff
    – The benign socialist government takes it over

    After that it’s all downhill until you hit bottom.

    Venezuela Takes Over Supermarket Chain Accused Of Hoarding (2015)

    Whereupon even the lefties are left with no food, no water and no money.

  2. cuckoo

    Good photo. Most cats will know that in the movie, Bruce’s sandwichboard is digitally altered to something else. It was impossible to shoot the scene in Harlem with that message on it. Could I walk around Ultimo wearing an ‘I hate the ABC’ sandwichboard?

  3. Natural Instinct

    The Fairfax/Nine papers have a turn of phrase across their platforms today that shows it’s not our money but theirs.

    Labor splashes $7 billion on ….

    Now I am not sure how you should report an election spending promise, but giving the impression that Labor is spending even one cent of their money is wrong.

  4. billie

    why do you watch that stuff?

  5. B.A.Lert

    Worth noting that the Howard government decoupled water entitlements from property title to enable water buy backs . So much water is now available to the powers that be that dry swamps that are supposed to be dry in a drought are wet and down in S.A everyday fresh water is pushed over the barrages and turned into salt water

  6. Beachcomber

    ……… swamps that are supposed to be dry in a drought are wet and down in S.A everyday fresh water is pushed over the barrages and turned into salt water

    This is malicious, arrogant vandalism by the establishment ruling elites, media and academics. An FU! into the face of those uppity farming proles who want to use water for cultivation and livestock.

  7. Beachcomber

    ……… there is a Greens “administration” where there are plans, plans and plans – central, regional and 5 year plans. Where everything is owned by the state and there is that magical equality, where every pig is equally poor, except some pigs are more equal than others.

    Actually, Fatty Farr and Scrotum Face have got it right. That is the Australia we live in.

  8. Titch

    The ABC is nothing but a public menace. This is the absolute confirmation of that. Farr is beyond belief, what an ignorant pill. And to permit him to peddle such nonsense, without any evidence or fact, shows what pathetic nincompoops the program harbours.

  9. Entropy

    There are people who horde water, not to water crops or feed livestock, but to deprive it from towns and farmers and environments down river. And they get paid for doing it.

    There is nothing stopping Mr Fart or green groups buying up water if they wanted to. That they prefer regulation and government buybacks demonstrate they prefer using OPM rather than their own money.

  10. Up The Workers!

    Mr Fart was only venting gas, as he (and most others) is wont to do on the A.L.P.B.C., and as for Barry the Scrote, somebody should remind him that when his propagandising career was at its absolute very peak, he was only ever Bob Hawke’s second favourite scrotum!

  11. Iampeter

    You mean, there are people out there, who have bought or otherwise acquired private property, who decide how to use that property in any way they chose fit. Including selling that property. OMG. What an insight.

    Yea you’re all about the property rights.
    Oh, unless of course a business wants to fire someone for political reasons you disagree with. Then you’re all about “fair work and “unfair dismissal.” But aside from that you’re all about property rights and a market based economy.
    Oh, unless a business is like a tech company and doesn’t want to host content for political reasons you disagree with. Then “something” must be done about that. Can’t have “corporate censorship” or something, right? But aside from that you’re all about property rights and a market based economy.
    Oh, unless a business wants to hire across a countries border or someone wants to be employed in another country. Can’t have “open borders” or something, right? But aside from that you’re all about property rights and a market based economy.
    Oh, unless an organization wants to do business internationally, then we need to regulate what’s happeneing there. I mean you need to have “fair” trade not free trade, right? But aside from that you’re all about property rights and a market based economy.

    Etc, etc.

    You’re all about property rights and a market based economy. Just as long as there is central planning.

    Not trying to just pick on just you Spartacus, but really don’t think conservatives need to be worried about the “media elite” or something. As a political movement you guys have way bigger problems.

  12. Rob MW

    There are people who horde water, not to water crops or feed livestock, but to deprive it from towns and farmers and environments down river. And they get paid for doing it.

    Gotta laugh….LOL. I’ve got a NSW Licence (Darling R) and water can’t be horded because: 1) there’s no fucking flow and 2) it’s only on paper, so how much water does a piece of paper hold ? Fucking morons !!

    If a licence holder doesn’t use their *water entitlements* as per their licence there is what they call ‘carry over’ which allows the licence holder to build a ‘bank’ of water to trade, or use at some point PROVIDED there is fucking water in the fucking RIVER and usually (I could be wrong) it has to rain for that to happen and so far, out here, it hasn’t rained for two & a half years, hence, no fucking flow or water or anything fucking else.

    Water Licences & LAW state the following: The Minister May Amend the Conditions of Water Licences at His/Her Discretion. The High Court affirmed this discretion in the Arnold case. In other words, what the lord Gummit gives, the lord Gummit can take away AND (according to the HCA) it’s not a right (water licences including conditions) that attracts ‘Just Terms’ because the right to use more than your *fair share* (i.e – more than stock & domestic) is only a right that can be given by the lord Gummit.

    So nobody is hording anything other than numbers on pieces of paper which can be taken away at the Gummit’s whim if it gets to the position that there’s more water on paper than in the entire world. Lol.

  13. Tel

    Oh, unless a business is like a tech company and doesn’t want to host content for political reasons you disagree with. Then “something” must be done about that.

    Then the tech company is obliged to abide by their own terms of service which they stated upfront, ya great fake Randian bonehead.

    The CEO of google stood right in front of Congress and outright lied that they don’t manually interfere in search outcomes. You telling me that Rand supported anyone telling very significant lies to a public inquiry? I don’t mean getting some historic date off by a few days, I mean he was directly asked about the way search results were tweaked and he gave a completely dishonest answer.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/bombshell-now-know-exact-lie-google-ceo-told-congress-terrifying-conservatives-opinion/

    You must not use either force or fraud in business. Or as the Christians say, “Thou shalt not bear false witness”.

    Also known as “misleading or deceptive conduct” so look that up.

  14. Iampeter

    Then the tech company is obliged to abide by their own terms of service which they stated upfront

    You don’t seem to know what terms of service are. YOU abide by them, you don’t dictate to Google what they do. If you don’t like it, don’t use Google. I guess aside from having this explained, like I’m talking to a teenage Marxist, you’re all about property rights and a market based economy.

    The CEO of google stood right in front of Congress and outright lied that they don’t manually interfere in search outcomes.

    Oh, I guess you support forcing individuals to have to explain how they run their business, to the statist thugs in congress for some reason, but aside from that you’re all about property rights and a market based economy? I see.

    You telling me that Rand supported anyone telling very significant lies to a public inquiry?

    Yes, I’m telling you Rand was not a politically illiterate socialist, like you and the conservative movement.

    Also known as “misleading or deceptive conduct” so look that up.

    Lol, you need to look this up. Along with everythig else, since you haven’t the faintest idea what you’re saying.

    Keep up the good fight against evil, misleading, private enterprise and businessmen you brave defenders of property rights and market based economy you.

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