Bin Laden mys­tery

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

DO YOU know what days your house­hold and re­cy­cle bins are sched­uled for pick-up? If so, you must be psy­chic. Fol­low­ing sev­eral phone calls to the lo­cal coun­cil ask­ing this sim­ple ques­tion, it was con­firmed by an un­known per­son that pick­ups in our Four Mile area were def­i­nitely “this day and that day”.

Great, I had re­solved con­fu­sion through per­sis­tence - or so I thought.

The fol­low­ing morn­ing, snooz­ing along, I hear “tin­kle, tin­kle, smash, voom, beep-beep”. By the time I rushed out in my birth­day suit, Mr Bin Laden was well gone.

So, back to sev­eral phone calls to coun­cil, then the co-or­di­na­tor of Adams Waste. A very po­lite fel­low mind you - and he was con­fused as my­self and many oth­ers.

For the mo­ment folks, we don’t know, but keep your eye out for de­tails. re­la­tion to our “new” pool.

For years Belle and her band of ladies worked tire­lessly to raise funds to build her beloved anti-stinger pool (now the site of Rex Smeal Park).

It never worked as in­tended and af­ter much ex­pen­di­ture and much ex­pert head­scratch­ing by both coun­cil and the lit­tle com­mu­nity of Port Dou­glas of the ’60s and ’70s, it was ul­ti­mately oblit­er­ated.

With so many ques­tions left unan­swered or seem­ingly in con­flict in the cur­rent dis­play ma­te­rial be­ing sold to us as the only op­tion, I have this grow­ing feel­ing of de­spon­dency as Belle had when she reg­u­larly styled her pet pro­ject-gone-wrong as the “mud hole”.

I have de­lib­er­ately cho­sen to leave out her usual pre­ced­ing ex­ple­tive. own ques­tion.

We all know that any code of sport is fiercely con­tested on which­ever play­ing field it takes place.

Most of the time you would hope this con­test is demon­strated with skill and sports­man­ship.

Surely there were many other choices of pho­to­graphs that were taken of that par­tic­u­lar game that could shed a more pos­i­tive im­age of play­ers in sport.

Re­peated ex­po­sure to vi­o­lence in sport is con­stantly broad­cast to the gen­eral pub­lic all over Aus­tralia, par­tic­u­larly on the news with slow mo­tion re­plays and it is dis­ap­point­ing to see it in our lo­cal pa­per.

Many of your read­ers both young and old read the Gazette from back to front as I do.

Congratulations to both Crocs teams on a win­ning their first game of the sea­son and I hope we see more im­ages of great play on the field.

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