Hervey Bay Independent : 19th February 2015
YOURSAY Bring on the election Now is the time to completely dismantle the FCO, thereby saving millions of ratepayers’ hard-earned cash. This harebrained idea of the Mayor has been a disaster since day one and only patronised the top end of town and achieved absolutely nothing for the people who are forced to foot the bill, the ratepayers. Ask yourself, why has there been so many resignations in an organisation that the Mayor insists is under control? Unless the Mayor closes the FCO down immediately, rest assured it will go along with the Mayor and the half dozen or so of those councillors who snap their heels and jump every time the ringmaster calls the rat-pack to order. Bring on the election. John Greer Hervey Bay A great idea in theory There has been a glut of mangoes on many trees this season, causing some concern over the excess for some households. May I suggest that people with a surplus of good fruit simply put it in an open box and deliver to a community which cannot grow their own fruit e.g. a retirement village such as Baycrest or Torbay, just leaving them at the entrance to their main hall. Meals on wheels could be another option. Sandra Edwardes Torquay Editor’s note: Organisations such as Meals on Wheels unfortunately cannot accept donations of food from unregulated sources due to stringent health and safety requirements. Shooting from the lip In reply to Grahame Hollis (February 12); Grahame let me set you straight. Unlike you I wouldn’t follow either of the major parties that I believe have corrupted democracy in Australia, so your reference to the LNP is way out of tune. So old mate get your facts right before you go shooting off your mouth. My observations on what I believe is happening in the world’s economy can be backed up by many thousands of businesses both small and large. My comments that the world’s economies are in danger of collapse are made because some countries cannot pay their debts and others are getting very close to defaulting on their loans. Unemployment is growing, austerity measures have been introduced in some countries, Russia and China as far as I know are trying to bring gold in as a standard and dump the US dollar, cartels in Mexico from what I have been informed are dumping paper money and buying up gold and the reserve bank of Australia has held interest rates at their lowest in history for eighteen months and have now dropped them again by .25 per cent. They would not do that if everything was rosy with our economy. One of the fi rst industries that feel the pain when an economy is in trouble is the transport industry and as a transport company owner I can tell you things are not good in our industry. The next is the building industry and people from that industry are telling me there is a decline in building enquires. People are not spending money. Some of the biggest engineering companies have shut their doors, companies that are situated in and around Sydney that are traditionally called ‘back bone industries’ are either shutting or reducing their work force and as to my comments that there would be very few people that could kill and dress a beast or grow vegetables, that comment is justifi ed by kids of today and yesterday’s generations still believing milk comes from a bottle and not a cow. And yes I am a pain in the behind but apparently you read what I write so you must get a little enjoyment out of my comments or you would not read them. Lots of love. Peter Schuback Hervey Bay What’s on your mind? Email your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 10am Monday for publication. Letters must be no longer than 300 words, and contain a name, address and daytime telephone number for verifi cation purposes. Letters may be edited due to space restrictions and may be refused if handwritten. Treat yourself to Inc PACKAGEludes regrowth colour, 10 foils, cut and finish *Available all day, every day. Extra $20 for refresher colour comb through for medium, long hair and regrowth longer than 1 inch. ONLY $ 109 * Shop 3/10 Torquay Road, Pialba Retirement Villages Ltd www.torbay.org.au Hervey Bay Independent, February 19, 2015 | 31 SUMMER JADE WORX Margaret Lambie 0407 571 420 SALES Deb Bergmann 0429 569 229 RETIREMENT LIVING MANAGER Parklands Retirement Haven Lifestyle Living Create more time for you! in 2015 Independent NO STAMP DUTY AUTOMATIC BUY-BACK REASONABLE SERVICE FEES SECURED GATED COMPLEX v 5 Mins to Beach 74 Emerald Park Way, Urangan DISPLAY HOME OPEN Fri & Sat 10am - 1pm or Inspection by Appointment Only 6 designs left - talk to us today!
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