Friday, October 28, 2005

boycott bread

The UN has spilled the beans on our very own wheat board. The nemesis of the gluten-allergic has been just a little bit naughty and thought it was ok to sell its grain to Iraq during the food sanctions (that were so not effective in bringing Saddam to his knees). The problem with sanctions is that, in this case, at least 1999 other companies found ways around them by using agents outside the country to bring the goods into Iraq through the back door. Sadly, this didn’t stop the kiddies dying or the Kurds from being murdered.

The Australian Wheat Board denies they were knowingly breaching the sanctions. This maybe technically so, they were paying $290 million for “transport fees”. These fees seemed to make their way directly to Saddam’s government and surprisingly they got our wheat on their plate. If nothing else the AWB needs a new accountant – no one worth their salt would let expenses like that get past them.

So this morning, skip the toast. After all, the wheat board has blood on their hands and that doesn’t go with jam.


Blogger Aleks - Anarcho-Syndicalist said...

Wait a minute, you're not saying that farmers are a bunch of money-grubbing fascist bastards are you? Because if you are ...... then you are absolutely right.

9:38 am  
Blogger Aleks - Anarcho-Syndicalist said...

Sorry I forgot, some farmer jokes:

Did you here about the farmer who won the $10 million dollar lottery?
He said it wouldn't change him, he would still ask for hand-outs from the government.

How many farmers does it take to change a light bulb?
One, so long as the government pays for the light bulb.

Why do they only bury farmers one foot underground?
So they can still put their hands out.

9:41 am  
Blogger Justine said...

Nice to know some food got to those poor people in Iraq.
If the wheat board had any balls they'd be GIVING excess food to people who need it.
Orange-growers been burying oranges this week. Couldn't possibly glut the market.

But are all farmers so bad?

11:34 pm  

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