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Re: Dinosaur tracks at James Price Point, Western Australia: recent developments
Is y7mail affiliated with Yahoo!? I ask because it causes triggers the snippage
demon just like Yahoo! does:
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2013 um 08:16 Uhr
Von: "Tony Thulborn" <email@example.com>
An: "Dinosaur List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Betreff: Dinosaur tracks at James Price Point, Western Australia: recent
> Mr Barnett was keen to get started on his epoch-making project, awaiting only
> by the Australian federal government… And th
> You can imagine the scenario.
> Industrial development of James Price Point has long been a
> pet project of the Western Australian premier, who imagines it as a “second
> Dubai”, a magnet to attract commerce and migration into the sparsely-populated
> northern part of Western Australia.
Uh, there's a good reason why the northern part of Western Australia is
sparsely populated: it's a desert!
> Within the space of 48 hours
> Mr Barnett had reorganized his parliamentary duties and assumed additional
> responsibility as Western Australia’s new Minister for Science. (The
> first media release from the premier's office didn’t state this explicitly:
> it said only that Mr Barnett was very enthusiastic about
> romote it. Subsequent media
> releases have disclosed rather casually that he is now the WA Minister for
> Science. Politicians are rarely so
> modest about their promotion to new ministerial appointments.)
> In 2011 the chairman of the WA Technology and Industry
> Advisory Council resigned after four months in the job, complaining that
> scientific research and development were not being taken seriously by Mr
> Barnett’s government. The shadow
> Science Minister remarked that the Barnett government had treated the Council
> with contempt (sic) and slashed its science and innovation programs. In its
> budget for 2009-10 the WA state
> government had allocated more than Aus $50 million to science and innovation
> grants, but every year thereafter the allocation has been substantially
> reduced. I
> r 2013-14.
Snippage. And why "sic"?
> Nevertheless Mr Barnett continues to insist that his dream
> of a great canal is not dead and that “from a technical or engineering point
> view, it’s not difficult to do”.
That may well be. It just doesn't mean the plan wouldn't simply be a lot of
work and therefore stupidly expensive; and finally, many a massively stupid
project is feasible.
> Those who welcomed news of the reprieve for Jam
> Point and the Kimberley ought to be seriously worried by Mr Barnett’s
> to get “closer to the pure science and the research”.
I guess the snipped part here is just "es Price"?