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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

Why the rush?

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July). The letter writer...

Why the rush?

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Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

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New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Keith Duncan, Pimlico

In the months leading up to the American presidential election in November we are about to witness the mother of all state-sanctioned political misinformation campaigns the neo-conservatives have ever unleashed.

Donald Trump should be hung, drawn and quartered for his appalling mishandling of the COVID-19 catastrophe in the US alone; notwithstanding the abysmal insult he and his cohorts continue to perpetrate on the entire world.

This morally-bankrupted sociopath, who has somehow managed to weaponize stupidity and bring an entire country to its knees within four years is an insult to the human-race. But what makes him so dangerous is his ability to influence the logically-impaired masses who are amazingly unable to comprehend that this cheap bullshit artist is destroying their country.   

The western world has been in decline since Trump’s election, democracy itself will struggle to survive another four years of this insanity. If the outlandish spin and perpetual lies by neo-conservatives to first gain, and then remain, in power become the norm, the world, as we know it, may be over.

One would think that most Americans would’ve had a gutful of this pitiful excuse for a human being and, come November, would firmly apply the boot. But Trump has powerful backers, like Murdoch, who are intent on keeping him in power, their own futures depend on it.

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  1. How crook [sick!] can a crooked masthead-Trump be! And
    how bent is his associate [Murdoch’s] support. What a duo
    they are. Senseless. Power trippers both. It’s a game plan
    gone wrong. If the loonies win we are losers here as well.
    I have relatives in Mane & CT who feel defeated in the
    here-&-now. Still, we have the logically impaired numbers
    on this turf to look out for & they too are Murdoch made.
    The ‘war of the world’s’ been rewritten.

  2. Lets have a look , you Keith Duncan of Pimlico- a nobody , Trump- president of the free world who’s making changes that he was elected to do. Credibility is a powerful thing.

  3. The only thing credible about Trump is the knowledge
    that he’s trashed the so-called ‘free world’ & shot his
    country to pieces because he can. The man’s a great
    danger to what Liberty is all about. Quips on social
    media. Why not. Show-hosting… he’s playing with
    people’s lives. It’s Russian Roulette.


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