Todd Street / Mall? Vibrant? Again? Seems memories play tricks with …

Comment on Making the CBD vibrant, again: Detail, please. by Ross Chippendale.

Todd Street / Mall? Vibrant? Again?
Seems memories play tricks with people. When was Todd street ever vibrant? Maybe on a Bangtail Muster Day but really! It’s just shops and shops are NOT vibrant.
I know where you got the word vibrant from but that, too, was clouded memory. Shopping centres cannot be vibrant, ever.
It’s people who add this quality. People, and if they don’t feel like being vibrant, then it won’t be.
You must get the people of the town interested, not just landlords, councillors and wannabee politicians. Real people.

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80% of seniors want “return to legalised assisted dying”
John Bell seems obsessed with part of Ms Shearer’s letter. She wrote of a survey result on how seniors feel, not just about dying.
Perhaps he should widen his view?
Palliative care, wonderful but who really wants to be in such a condition that they need this care?
I DON’T, I’d rather exit while I was still physically and mentally capable of deciding.
It is my body, my life and only I should decide anything for me.
Absolutely seniors would welcome the option of assisted dying. Not all want to use it but they do want the choice.

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Good old days? Gulags? Really! So police want parents to step up and fix the problem.
Good idea but who is going to step up and control the parents?
Parents have little control these days. Let’s blame the previous generation, or the one before that? Just deal with today and get these kids off the street.

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Oh, sure. Alice Springs is certainly somewhere lacking in space to expand. What sheer stupidity. Even if you did this, what kid will ever feel good playing on graves. Now I’ve heard it all.

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To use an old commonly used saying: “Frack? Me dead.”

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Still fiddling around the edges and getting nowhere? Any restriction on trade for a legal product is clearly open to challenge under other legislation.
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Why don’t you try and come up with practical ideas ranting about “little dears” is also just a waste. How did those little dears get the booze in the first place? From adfults of course. Any thoughts?

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