@ Hal Duell. Facebook is only a nasty bit of …

Comment on Let’s have an Australia Day when we are ready for it by John Bell.

@ Hal Duell. Facebook is only a nasty bit of work if you make it so. It is simply an extension of Alexander Graham Bell’s industrial revolution communication invention. The telephone was the 19th and 20th century way of rallying the troops ar short notice to attend meetings and rallies. Now it is Facebook and Twitter. So we must get over it and use the new medium wisely.

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Let’s have an Australia Day when we are ready for it
@ Jimmy Cocking. Facebook callouts are a game-changing fact of modern day politics.
They are a time-effective way of mobilising every interest group under the sun everywhere in Australia at a moment’s notice, not just at Alice Council meetings.
They are used by the Left and the Right and tend to attract fanatics from the Far Left every bit as much as from the Far Right.
You have seen the violence reported after so many Facebook callouts Down South in the Big Smoke. As a Councillor who expresses your own particular outspoken council views – as does every other Councillor – you should perhaps develop a teflon coat and suck it up.
Who knows? You may yourself feel the need to mobilise your supporters on social media in the future.


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Wakefield ready for fight: affirms intention to acquire oval
Leaving the Anzac Hill sports ground as it is has a lot of sporting tradition behind it.
Sport is a major Alice community social bonding element. Easily identifiable and easily maintained.
And who knows? Leaving it as it is may see the Youth Centre May Day Sports afternoon rise from the ashes of commercialism in future years.
Post-Coronavirus, a return to a traditional annual community bonding sports day with free gate entry and open to the poorest sections of the community is a cost effective no-brainer.


PETA: Aussies going vegan ‘in droves’
From an athlete’s point of view, a vegan diet sends up dietary red flags.
Haem iron, which is best provided by red and white meat, is essential for a healthy body.
For an athlete in heavy training, for example a marathon runner, the body quickly breaks down if haem iron is not properly absorbed into the muscle.
Female athletes are in particular danger. I have seen what a lack of haem iron absorption has done to a world champion female triathlete. Ended her career.
Lack of haem iron can cause serious heart problems.
Vegan advocates such as PETA never seem to talk about this issue.


Melbourne COVID outbreak: Time to stop eating meat
This PETA letter dodges the real reason that the Melbourne abattoirs in question is in the news.
The Victorian government kept hidden from the public the fact that 34 cases of the Coronavirus have been identified at the meat works.
While the government kept it a secret, transport meat delivery drivers were unknowingly exposed to the virus.
Yesterday Andrews gave the excuse that it was a Health Department decision to keep it from the public because “there is no evidence that the virus is transferred from meat processing”.
The owners of the abattoirs had donated $15,000 to the Labor party but Andrews says that is irrelevant.
Meanwhile, the government named a school that had closed in the last few days because one case had been identified
The PETA crowd is exploiting the exposure of the \Victorian government’s failure to alert the public of a serious virus outbreak at a meat works to promote its own cause.
PETA is playing on the public’s misery and distress in the Coronavirus crisis to create news and push its own barrow. Shameful.


Pine Gap and Five Eyes: what did they know about COVID-19?
@ Charlie Carter: I think we are at an impasse mate. I agree with you.
Nothing about the Coronavirus is good fun.
I just pray for Dr Zhengli, a wonderful brilliant research virologist who maintains her objective analytical professionalism quite fearlessly under serious threat from her oppressive government.
Let’s hope and pray that she can come up with the sequencing of the Wuhan Virus that nails the characteristics of the original three victims.
What a great woman! And let’s hope and pray that she and her work continues to receive support from the free world.


Pine Gap and Five Eyes: what did they know about COVID-19?
@ Charlie Carter: Thanks for your expertise in this field, mate.
Dr Zhengli (the Bat Woman of Yunnan) is arguably the foremost authority on any relationship there may or may not be between bats, SARs and Covid-19.
Her conclusion that the origin of the Wuhan Virus that infected the first three wet market victims suffered is as yet a mystery with unique sequencing characteristics is on the public record.
Until they are definitively identified, I would imagine that the jury will remain out.
Is that a logical conclusion to draw?


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