@ Melanie: Please remember that these people do not believe …

Comment on Wot, it’s Christmas already? by Fred the Philistine.

@ Melanie: Please remember that these people do not believe in Xmas. So one day we may not be able to have Xmas parties or carols by candle light, as it may offend them. We cannot send Xmas presents to our troops wrapped in Xmas paper because it offends them.
@ Evelyn: If people take a leaf out of my book, this place would be a better place.
As I am in my seventies, I have given thousands of dollars to charity. I have given thousand of dollars to the Women’s and Children’s hospital in Adelaide, Flinders eye unit.
I have helped many farmers in drought and hardship. You standing on the council lawns, crying about the terrorism in France, what did you actually achieve? Nothing. God helps those who help themselves.
What benefit are these people going to be to Australia, if they won’t speak English? It’s a privilege to be here. My family won’t be on the lawns crying, they will be doing something constructive.

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Wot, it’s Christmas already?
@ Evelyn, I stand by what I said. Maybe you need to watch the news a bit more. Listen to Donald Trump in America. As I am a Christian I am getting ready to celebrate the birth of Christ and do not have time to argue with you. Merry Xmas and a happy new year.

Wot, it’s Christmas already?
@ Evelyn: Words achieve nothing. It’s people like me who have the guts to implement change that counts.
Maybe I need to use a pseudonym, as there are a lot of backstabbers and a small number of prominent people who run the town, who, like yourself, have the gab, but no action.
The problem in France is not over yet, and the world still lives in fear.

Wot, it’s Christmas already?
Xmas party is fantastic. We should never lose the spirit of Xmas. My concern is that one day with all these refugees coming that the spirit may be lost as they do not believe in Xmas. Some city schools are refusing to sing the Australian national anthem. So please keep Xmas alive and the spirit going.

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Did Wilfred and Gisela Thor have to die?
I agree with Baffel. Tourists should be more responsible, however, we need to take more precautions as well.
Having emergency packs in hire vehicles (like a knapsack with water, tourch, flares, space blanket, hydralite tablets etc).
Also on hot days, the rangers should be checking the car parks every afternoon at 4.00pm. If cars are still there he should then go and look along the track.
There needs to be more signage. Like all the parks around Alice Springs, the facilities and the signage are very poor.

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What a total waste of money this is going to be. NT Govt is already $875M deficit in the budget. By the way, who is going to run the so called cultural centre?

If it is going to be built on the Melankas site, what about the sacred trees, or aren’t they sacred anymore?

‘Extreme vetting’ and Pine Gap
The fairest thing is to send them back to their own country and let them come in through the proper channels like the migrants in the 1950s to 1960s had to do.

Four lanes through Gap: Does Alice need them?
You are all missing the point. This town is a service town for the Indigenous.
People only come here for the work. If this town did not have social security moneys, this town would be even smaller. There is nothing here to attract people except for work.
You also have people who take advantage of the Indigenous, e.g. taxi drivers. This town is controlled by very few people.
What annoys me is the police at the bottle shops. This should be funded by the bottle shops themselves. Why should the tax payers pay for it?
Take the social moneys and the government grants out of this town and see what you’ve got.
A four lane highway through The Gap should have been built in the beginning.
Things here have been done so slovenly, but have made alot of people rich. There is no town planning in this town.
Maybe we need to get someone like Donald Trump to kick some arses and sack a few councillors and employ some who will get the job done.

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Well said, Mabel.

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