I would like to congratulate the gentleman in the Coles car on Thursday 7th July at about 2:00 pm. He was minding his own business and quietly reversing from his car park when a woman in her car proceeded with loud tooting on her car horn, throwing hands and arms in an aggressive manner towards him. He parked his car and calmly got out to see what was going on! She was in some form of verbal voice yelling something to him. He said he could not hear what she was saying. He was heard to ask her did she not realise that she was in a car park not on the road? She then put her car in reverse and in no time was driving out of the car park. He remained polite and calm. GONGRATULATIONS are due to the gentleman who then calmly returned to his vehicle and drove off. I am not sure if the woman felt any the better for it. NO POINTS to her though.
CASH FOR CANS
It’s great to see the Queensland community getting involved with the Containers for Change program and understand the importance of protecting our environment, not only for our sake, but all the wildlife we share it with on land and sea.
Since the Palaszczuk government’s Containers for Change program began in 2018, four billion containers have been saved from landfill. Many people, local community groups, schools and charities have shared $500 million in “change”. Containers for Change has also created 800 jobs.
The program is part of the $1.1 billion Recycling and Jobs Fund aimed at phasing out single-use plastics with the aim of making Queensland a zero-waste state. A win for our great natural environment and a win for the workers.
By clearing the verges and lopping overhanging tree limbs on his property, Mr Palmer is creating a beautiful welcoming entrance into Coolum, BUT – the big, ugly, outdated yellow political sign belies this and needs to go!
Two flags; one country? Is this acknowledgement, by the powers that be, of the theft of indigenous land, taken over for over 250 years? Originally, there were no towns, no flags, and no industry, for these nomadic tribes. Colonisation brought with it settlement, industry, and diversity, with the scattering of our indigenous people, without compensation. However, is it too late to give back what was taken?
Is it time for repairing the past with financial compensation, things, and property?
Our original Australians have lost culture and land, some of which cannot now be revived. The “Stolen Generations” of both Canada and Australia, were an unforgivable tragedy, affecting current generations who cannot find their way back from what was lost.
Well may we give our indigenous people their own flag on our iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, to replace the N.S.W. flag: an icon of colonialism. This is a gesture of harmony and acknowledgement of all that was lost, but nothing can compensate for a lost indigenous past and way of life, gone forever. Money can’t buy this.
In Circus Maximus – the Clowns have exited, stage right; first the Trumpeter, then Scomo, now Bojo. Who else will bring laughter and enjoyment to the masses? Apart from cake, is there anything else on offer from these clowns? Just asking.