Great newspaper, web site and forum Erwin. With the ebb and …

Comment on Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon by Bob Taylor.

Great newspaper, web site and forum Erwin.
With the ebb and flow of time various peoples of different tribes, have populated different parts of this world by migrating to unoccupied lands, by conquering the first inhabitants or some form of mutual or forced blending of different tribes. What relates to the present situation is the politics of ownership and/or control. This is playing out throughout the modern world in places such as Scotland, Syria, China and countries that made up the USSR. There is no answer to this problem in forseeable future as it is almost impossible to unscramble the racial mix of the people: the borders and lines on the map or on the ground of the different countries of the world.
“Conquest” A new history of the Modern World by David Day. It is not the answer to the issue being discussed on this forum, but may give readers some interesting background information.

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Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon
It has always amazed me how refugees, migrants and other non native English speaking people can come to English speaking countries and within a short period of time have their children performing well at school and speaking good English; while at the same time maintaining their own culture and language. Maybe they all have “Tiger Mums”?


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The gallery drama: Will there be a happy ending?
My feeling is the Alice Springs Town Council will make up a tiny part of the chorus line, or some members could be understudies to the main actors in this dramatic production.
Following my first comment and recommendations on November 3, 2017 there has been considerable comment on this subject, constructive or negative, and now the RSL site has been sold.
So my original comment will become less of a grand sweeping build with a northeasterly aspect.
You are right in implying that this project deserves to be done on a GRAND scale to reflect the importance of indigenous art and culture on Alice Springs, Central Australia and Australia as a whole.
Personally I do not have a preferred site (other than Alice Springs), but obviously the appropriate Indigenous people or bodies need to be involved and not just on a chorus line.


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Interesting to see that Scotland recently introduced a floor price on achohol.


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Good on you boys, a tough way to earn a dollar, but someone has got to do it. Hope they have plenty of sunscreen on to protect themselves from the sun’s direct rays and the indirect rays off the blocks. It took me a while, but as a lot of people did, I laid all the blocks on our family home in the late 1970’s, in my spare time after working five and half days a week for Barlclay Bros and then Sitzler Bros.


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Hal: Are America, Australia or the whole world getting screwed?
Before we all get screwed or whatever, Happy New Year, everyone.


New attraction while we can’t look after the ones we have?
A timely comment Alex. Let us hope the powers that be and the general community are paying attention.
Thank you for your insightful comments throughout the year.
Happy New Year for 2018, Alex.


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