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Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

Good on Johnny Depp for vis­it­ing all the sick chil­dren in hos­pi­tal. Hope­fully the pis­tol and boo episode is be­hind him. Bet it lifted all the kids spir­its. Leo 4817 I lay awake at night won­der­ing. How do farm­ers plant seed­less mel­ons? James, Con­don Why is the price of fuel in the Bur­dekin at $ 1.27 a litre and in Townsville is at $ 1.47 a litre? Our elected mem­bers are not look­ing af­ter us. We are gov­erned by the fuel com­pa­nies and our elected mem­bers are too gut­less to do any­thing about it. Nic 4814 So we have a 4 horse race for mayor. Hill, Kip­pin and Ernst ( both maybe’s), and the mys­te­ri­ous Tville First phan­tom can­di­date. I pre­dicted a mi­nor­ity Govt at the state elec­tions, and I’ll go out on a limb again. An ind can­di­date at the last may­oral elec­tion has re­cently writ­ten twice to the Bul­letin prais­ing him­self and one of Tville’s big­gest de­vel­op­ers. Court­ing or con­firm­ing sup­port, who knows? But given that Par­sons has re­ceived the “tap on the shoul­der” I’ll pre­dict the afore­men­tioned is the phan­tom. If I’m wrong which hap­pens oc­ca­sion­ally, this am­bi­tious fella will put his hand up some­where. Pe­dro Cran­brook To T4817 ... One rea­son that clubs have to sell more al­co­hol is be­cause the State Gov­ern­ment un­der Anna Bligh in­tro­duced a new li­cence fee on top of in­creased elec­tric­ity charges of around $ 20,000 an­nu­ally. How do you think that money is raised to pay those costs. Don’t for­get these clubs em­ploy many peo­ple and to close them down will add more to the un­em­ploy­ment queue. Feral peo­ple will al­ways mis­be­have so the prob­lem will sim­ply shift to the sub­urbs. Peter4810 Re lack of hos­pi­tal car parks is a dis­grace. Coun­cil does not al­low busi­nesses to open with­out ad­e­quate park­ing & the tax­payer paid for the whole ex­pen­sive move to Dou­glas be­cause of all the avail­able land. Some­one should b sacked for get­ting the num­bers sooo wrong & en­dan­ger­ing shift work­ers’ lives. The same prob is at the uni as well. T. Wil­lows If you think the $ 80 mil the lib­er­als have spent on union royal com­mis­sion is a bit rich, you wait un­til La­bor is back in power. A royal com­mis­sion into lib­eral party do­na­tionsd will be a mas­sive witch hunt. Pay back is al­ways a b****. Kevco 4812 Qld gov promised pay down debt us­ing div­i­dend in­come from as­sets they didn’t sell. The power com­pa­nies’ prof­its will be used up pay­ing in­ter­est on the debt be­ing trans­ferred in. And debt re­pay­ments must be made. So, from now on, power com­pa­nies will have no money to pay div­i­dends. Here come more in­creases in our elec­tric­ity bills. IAH 4814 Pe­dro Cran­brook “is the USA silly enough to put another Bush into the White House”? Of course, why not? We were silly enough to put Rudd the dudd in twice. Stu­pid­ity is some­thing your born with. 4811 Wayne 4812. If the Bolt Re­port is your idea of bal­anced you def­i­nitely need help. Oh and take WW & Ron along as well. EL WE CH4812 - your com­ment about our PM and Wind­farms. Re­cently in Vic­to­ria we saw sev­eral wind farms - some work­ing some not And sev­eral that had blades miss­ing. These cost mil­lions each to in­stall let alone fix them. We have to look at other op­tions. Have you ever seen a wind farm. Jkir­wan Fresh batch of renters has meant more dogs run­ning free, bark­ing all hours of the night and day, quad bik­ers & dirt bik­ers speed­ing along residential streets. QPS - happy hunt­ing grounds in for­est shores bushy beach. Casanna 4818 All this money be­ing thrown around by all tiers of gov­ern­ment lately. I have one ques­tion. Where is it all com­ing from? Bing4817 The Townsville Black­hawks all wear­ing dif­fer­ent coloured socks did not look very pro­fes­sional at all in the game against Norths on the week­end. R 4817

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