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March 3, 2021

Return of the Jedi?

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Coal scuttle

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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

The world has for decades been in the grip of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK stage of STAR WARS and is desperately needing the RETURN OF THE JEDI to restore peace and sanity to the Empire.

Just looking at the line-up of wanna-be REPUBLICAN SUPREME LEADERS reveals the quality of candidates you get when you open the floodgate to untold billions in corporate funding. The worst GALACTIC REPUBLIC money can buy.

With 43 per cent support, one apparently guileless candidate speaks all the unexpressed rage of the GAMORREAN masses. If elected, any one of these DARK LORDS will unleashe dreadful suffering on the Empire and millions will die. One in five citizens is an IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER of some sort, from the Military down to legions of underpaid security guards, protecting 80 per cent of the Empire’s wealth held by the ruling 1 per cent.

The GALACTIC EMPIRE has never been democratic, but don’t dare mention that. It is corporate feudalism rapidly becoming fear-driven fascism.

The present SUPREME LEADER wrote in his memoir that even to be short-listed as a candidate you have to have sold your soul to the DARK LORD VEDA. Aspiring SUPREME LEADER Hilary means business as usual. Bernie is the nearest thing to OBI WAN KENOBI and the RETURN OF THE JEDI, and while his rising popularity may rattle the GALACTIC REPUBLIC, history shows the Empire knows how to deal with such bleeding hearts. Nothing will raise the ire of the DARK LORD like restricting the flow of fossil fuels.  Let’s hope THE FORCE AWAKENS in time to restore sanity and turn back the tide.

Michael Balson – Upper Wilson’s Creek


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  1. Good luck mate.

    Those 1 percent are busy worldwide dumbing down and povertising (my word) populations to the point where the common person has no money to use the legal system for justice nor literacy to understand your message.

  2. In a world very close to us at a time that was on our own watch, the Empire was striking back against the actions of the people and the heavy strikes of the populous against government harshness and of the rioting in the streets. So far in the last calendar year the Empire had suffered many defeats.

    Cars were on fire and buildings had been reduced to rubble against the tyranny of the Empire and the estates that were beset upon the powerless local people. Police were everywhere knocking on doors and taking people away. Those people never returned.

    The empowerment of the people were in their local council and many of those councils were forced to merge and some councils had disappeared forever. Democracy was under threat if the life and death that was forced upon the people could be called democratic.


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021