Oh Hugh, Hugh!!
<snip> I know of no country that does not try to protect its own companies
with the exception of the U.S. <end>
Man alive - I have to refrain from what I really want to say for fear of
being abusive and offensive.
In giving your county away, I don't think you can touch us with a barge
pole. Our governments of every persuasion have continually sold us out and
jumped blindly and willingly into "free trade" while we are locked out of
the US (wheat, steel, etc) and Japan and Europe and just about every market
to a much greater extent than we protect our markets. You "Yanks" don't
know it, but many Australians call our country the 51st State - our TV and
music and literature inter alia is increasingly American! (And yeah, I know
you Southerners aren't "yanks" - but we don't care over here. Y'all get
called Yanks by us!)
I could say more about how our country has been and is being "sold out" but
it would sound like excessive carping. I've said enough on that.
One major gripe I have against Bill is that he's a thief, it seems to me.
Many of the "great ideas" have been someone else's. He can be thankful
there's so many na´ve, careless and trusting people out there. However, I
stress, that it's only how it appears to me (and since I live in "The Last
Frontier" my information and assumptions and opinions may not be wholly
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
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