TEXTS TO THE EDITOR
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■ GUNNER, YEPPOON. The sun smart letter (TMB 16/05/18) is a concern to me, every day I observe many school children and the public, without any hats on, out in the blazing Qld sun, it is obvious that the sun cancer message is not getting through, perhaps a new approach to this deadly problem is required.
■ ATJY. About 10 years ago we moved out here to Gracemere. I received my account from the insurance company to pay my house contents bill which I paid. About three weeks later I received a cheque for $25 from them. I said to my wife I’m not cashing this as the insurance company did not say what it was for. So I rang them up. They said Gracemere was a quiet and crime free town. They had overcharged us. It would not happen today.
■ MOOSE, DEPOT HILL. Re TMB 16/5 page 4. How is it that people can be named in court for misdemeanours however a “Businessman’s meth disaster” case warrants no mention of his name?
Editor’s note: In that case it was because of the domestic violence victim involved.
■ DOC. Latest igures show a sluggish jobs growth, sluggish wage growth and unemployment rising from 5.5% to 5.6%. ScoMo to go Bowen in.
■ MMC, ROCKY. I fully support recognition and traditional renaming of places cared for for 60,000 years. p.s. “Anon (g) (sic) No latte sipping for me. I prefer strong and black.
■ OLDTIMER. I remember when plastic was introduced to replace glass which was considered too dangerous when broken. I wonder what the Greenies will suggest we use now in place of plastic?
■ JM, KOONGAL. Robroy and WRS (TMB May 16) I agree, and if you are male, forget about joining the Defence Force for a while.
■ MICK. I had a quiet chuckle after reading A Yank in Oz column regarding Maccas new Grand Mac I personally haven’t ate a Big Mac for a decade or two mainly due to the after effects of consuming a Big Mac and a while later having repeated conversations with the porcelain. The obesity problem is becoming rife in Australia and for Maccas to offer a larger burger is a sad reflection on our society but with our wham bam world what do you expect
■ MATT, YPN. RM St Lawrence Well there appears to be more of us than you, may the light shine bright.
■ ANON. To RDT, not always parents to blame. Law won’t allow correction of children. And used to be moral stories and Bible reading
■ CLARENCE JR, ETNA. Gee Baron what are you taking . For a rugby league tragic you should know that at the moment we already have a six tackle rule. The four tackle rule went out years ago . And as for the female commentators they are much better on the eye and better to listen to than some of the male ones we have now.
■ DOC. To B.B. NROK Thank you for kindly pointing out my error. However my argument does not alter the fact re signage, it would fall under hate on racial and religious grounds. ps Photo of sign and vehicle’s number plate has been given to the police.
■ TOM, KOONGAL. I don’t care what they change the names of Mt Jim Crow and Mt Wheeler too, I will continue to call them by those names.
■ DAVE. Disappointed about the name change of our mountains because of the offence people feel. Mate, it was way in the past. Why don’t you elders spend time and effort on the present instead.
■ BGI. Hey how about the TV stations sign up Belinda Sleeman as a commentator if they want someone who knows at least something about the game.
■ BR. Now WM having both names on the signage would be common sense and would not create any controversy.
■ ANON. So a multi-million waste of taxpayers’ money by the Govt into union activities. Not one charge has been proven. Yet the Banking Royal Commission will have scalps by the nos, tell me what Govt has done this?
■ TIRED OLD NURSE. Can someone please explain to me why it is acceptable to assault paramedics, ED nurses, police when they are doing their jobs. Why can’t these people have a safe working environment? Does anyone actually care? It is imperative these people go home safe after work ... it is not happening.
■ BG. Seems to be a lot more break ins in the Yeppoon area of late. The only way we can defeat the grubs is to be observant and look out for your neighbours. Make sure you lock up even when you are at home.
■ MOOSE, DEPOT HILL. My advice to us Blues supporters. Don’t go crowing yet. Many years ago Wally Lewis was injured so what did Queensland do? Moved Peter Jackson to No
6. Did it work? Too right it did. Take no notice of the experts it will still be a very hard series.
■ CHRIS. To the Jock/Doc duo. Thinking farming is easy is showcasing your ignorance. Do you eat food? Where does it come from?
■ FRENCHVILLITE. Bruce Simpson says that he believes that if a person is not qualified or good enough, regardless of their gender, they should not be nominated for Parliament. Funny how he only gives examples of women though when I am sure there are males and people from other groups that are also not good enough to get nominated and yet do.
■ ANON. Sorry but as good as Cam Smith is a statue of Alfie Langer should be the first choice or maybe all three together Alf Cam and JT.
■ RM ST LAWRENCE. In all the angst and hand-wringing re tax; really, why should people who work hard, and long hours, pay more tax than those who are satisfied to just do what’s necessary to get a pay packet? The old saw does hold true, “the harder you work the luckier you get”. Surely there needs to be incentives for business people to employ more workers?
■ J, G’MERE. Good to see Australia Post used their common sense and rejected a post code change for Gracemere. It would be ridiculous for everyone to have to change their addresses just to suit a certain local business person and a local councillor who have bees in their bonnets about the subject.
■ ANON, YEP. What really annoys me is all these name changes that are wanted by groups.
Just look at today’s paper Mt Jim Crow for one. Then there was Brisbane. I respect their idea. But hey didn’t we say sorry when Kevin Rudd was PM. How much more do they want?