What a lady! Always a joy, never a dull moment. It was …

Comment on Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016 by Jim Cleary.

What a lady!
Always a joy, never a dull moment.
It was a pleasure to know her. Always a joke when assisting her on or off a flight.
Rest in peace, Michelle.

Recent Comments by Jim Cleary

Chin up, says tourism pioneer: Go and sell it
What great memories.
It was a pleasure knowing Keith and working with him even as part of the competition, Pioneer Tours.
When things went wrong at times, both companies were there too assist the other to ensure the tourist got to their destination. I have so many fond memories from those days.
Thank you Keith.

Who pays the bill when fracking goes wrong?
Just like the 1967 referendum, we all know how that turned out.
Alice will suffer because those who do not rely on the local water will have the final say.
Fracking is not worth the damage left behind.

Fracking consultation meaningless charade
Having worked and lived in Alice from 1965 through 1999, I am very familiar with the water needs and supplies the locals depend on.
Now living in Colorado on the edge of Weld county, I am fully aware of the damage that fracking can do to the environment.
As we all know fracking is carried out below the water table. It also requires the pumping of harmful mixtures of chemicals into the ground to assist in fracturing the rock below the water table.
This then allows the mixture pumped into the ground to rise and mix with the natural water.
So, apart from the chemical mixture pumped in, there is the waste product mixed with your water coming to the surface that needs to be disposed.
Alice as we know relies on this water for survival.
These fracking companies use millions of gallons of water at each fracking site, and there is only one place they can get the water and we know where that is.
Don’t let them frack up a wonderful fragile environment. Keep them out.

‘Trump win opportunity to re-assess defence policies’
No worry about China ever attacking Australia. The way you are selling it off they will own it all soon.

LETTER: Why do some cockies like fracking?
Barkley Magpie: I understand your frustration with the Fracking subject. However, I do suggest you take an interest in what has happened in North America regarding the subject.
We all know that the Fracking companies involved over here, will be some of the same companies attempting to push the Fracking issue along.
You must also know that these companies will attempt to use similar if not the same Fracking methods used here. You will also be aware that Haliburton are possibly one of the companies trying to Frack in the NT.
With that in mind I suggest you read the following article which will show just what lengths will be taken to get what these companies want.
I only hope that those in power will have the guts to take a very hard look at past records of companies before they will allow the spoiling of what is a very fragile ecosystem throughout the wonderful NT.

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