ISN’T it marvelous all the priest and teachers that have been charged with messing with children, and no-one has spoke about what went on at some scout camps?
IF Peter Ronne (Letters, 19/11) read my letter properly he would have seen that I have not suggested Jesus was gay. I pointed out there are some theologians who think so. My own research shows there is not enough evidence to make this assumption. Critical scholarship rather than religious experience is the best tool to examine such issues.
IF we have to have all these to other events to ensure our businesses don’t go broke, why not get rid of Supercars altogether and keep the events? We wouldn't need to lock people out of our parks, cut down hundreds of trees, fence of a suburb and force people out of their homes. If Supercars was so great they wouldn’t need a big music act to boost their dodgy attendance figures and Council wouldn’t be scared of telling the ratepayers how much it is costing us.
AFTER watching the V8s, I'm hoping Newcastle drivers learned from Scott McLaughlin and move to the left lane when they can't drive to the limit. Nice job, Scotty.
IN the past few weeks we have seen an agreement reached between Papua New Guinea, Australia and the US to build a naval base on Manus Island to help combat Chinese influence in the region. At the same time Australia has agreed to donate $25 million a year to PNG to supposedly help with electricity infrastructure. Given widely-held concerns that due to corruption in PNG a large percentage of aid funds are misplaced, I do not believe the timing of these two announcements is coincidental. This opinion is based on my experience during 20 years living in PNG.
GARRY Blair (Letters, 24/11) references the covering of the tram tracks for the Supercars. Perhaps the decision was made for the benefit of Simple Minds.
AMERICANISATION seems to be taking hold here in the United States of Australia. Now we have this Black Friday nonsense, a day in America where people there go searching for sales bargains a day after Thanksgiving. Silly me! I thought it was a day we wore black armbands in memory of all the women here, 2000 or more, killed by domestic terrorism in the past 40 years. What next? Grow up, Australia.
I BELIEVE NSW Environment Protection Authority associate chief executive and chair Mark Gifford's letter (Letters 24/11) was dripping with virtuous self-aggrandising sanctimony. How can the EPA, or anyone for that matter, defend such an outcome? Rarely do someone’s own words show them up more ably than we possibly could with our own. On this occasion, I think Mr Gifford has done so admirably.
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