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September 26, 2021

Real estate, ’rona, religion

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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Other News

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

NSW Farmers want to plant foods to get their hands off ‘meat’

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Paul Gannon, Coopers Shoot

It is rather ironic that the most sought after commodity in Byron, ie real estate, has become the reason for our ‘downfall’; I meant to say ‘lockdown’. We’ve got the real estate, and Gladys’ rules allowed the ’rona out to come and get us, while supposedly looking for real estate.

There are no easy answers to rocketing real estate or rolling ’rona. It may also be difficult to turn the world from the path that is accelerating climate change. But to maintain the status quo is surely a recipe for ultimate disaster on all of the above fronts.

Our conservative state and federal governments have vested interests in maintaining the status quo. Their ultimate belief is in the rigged, and so-called ‘competitive’ market place, or the ‘magical’ religious place (a view held by our prime minister) and they have ‘locked us in’ [to those belief systems]. It has taken away from us the opportunity to control our own destiny. God helps those who help themselves. God help us to do exactly that by voting out our inept and hamstrung conservative leaders at the next election.


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