My thanks to Stefan Hattrell for his post November 29, …

Comment on Brown’s “blow-in Enviro-Nazi” blast draws formal complaint by David Chewings.

My thanks to Stefan Hattrell for his post November 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm. You have brought some balance into this realm. It is a real shame that some of us have to discuss this at all.

In the Alice Springs News the same issue was commented on by regular correspondent Hal Duell when challenging another (i.e. not Steve Brown), local government elected representative.

Hal Duell advised: “He also forgot the truism that the first person to mention the nazis loses the argument.” Published Alice Springs News, March 13, 2012.

This time, only eight months later, talking about Jimmy Cocking, coordinator from the Alice Springs Environment Centre, Hal Duell says “Toughen up Jimmy … whinging gets nowhere.” Published Alice Springs News 28/11/12 at 3:14 pm.

I will let you draw your own conclusions.

Let me say that the advice from Hal Duell (13/3/12) is worth printing and heeding. It was one that I learnt well back in the painful days of a country high school. Back to the Leveson report into ethics and corruption in the British media.
David Chewings aka THE lone dingo

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The Truss gaffe is almost as funny as the attempt by the leader in waiting and his spin ie cover up attempt on the cut his throat comment!


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I have always been the eternal optimist, especially about our desert people and regions but I think you must partaking of the same water as the ASTC if you’re wiv me … first things first in other words!


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This is a very grave issue for Central Australia. The situation at Mataranka involving Tina McFarlane and her family shows just how quickly things can turn. I would advise all Alice Springs people to watch this space and take note of those who know about water for example, Rod Cramer.


Water – who is advising whom on what?
This is a commendable report Erwin. David Chewings.


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