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Comment on Man in a hurry, surrounded by people who were not by John Bell.

“This an-idea-a-minute activist could call on friends in high and low places to get things going. Keeping them going was another story.”
Yes. That sums up the character that was Tracker, first known as Brucey on the footy field at Traeger in the 1970s.
In and out of the play on game day. Did some useful things. Quiet for extended periods of play. As in footy, as in life, like the vast majority of us sports types from the Boomer generation.

Recent Comments by John Bell

Library no go for unaccompanied Alice teens
Alice library has its noise problems.
In Melbourne the local council public libraries are still not open to anyone.
Before the lockdown young parents were encouraged to bring their little kids in and loud educational sessions were conducted next to serious study users. Very distracting.
Then after school the school kids swamp the place and loudly gather around the monitors.
Very little sense of respect for the quiet study of others.
There is a culture now among trendy librarians to encourage loud interaction by youth.
Sometimes it becomes a madhouse.
There is a limited quiet space upstairs for serious library users but it seems as though the days of quiet reflective libraries are disappearing rapidly around Australia.
Kids these days are being conditioned to noisy libraries. A pity.


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.


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