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If not ‘Yes’ now, then when?

Being a Ten Pound Pom, I knew nothing of the history of massacres and dispossession of this continent’s first peoples when I arrived here in 1965.

What happened to people making choices to suit their own circumstances?

Why not criticise caravans, delivery vans, motor homes for restricting vision while driving?

Just because you don’t agree with another person’s choice, you wish to criticise a person’s penis?

What about women who own these SUVs, why only criticise males?

Then you bring France into the argument over parking expenses.

That sounds as intelligent as city dwellers telling people in the regions that they should only be allowed to buy a battery car and that diesel-powered vehicles should be taxed out of existence.

Why not criticise city people for owning big houses, or living in high rise apartments with high carbon footprints etc?

Of course, you are probably one of them.

Glen Wright, Ballina

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  1. You are spot on Glenn. The greenie’s enjoy a carbon dioxide existence, however ridicule everyone else for doing the same. They are deluded do gooding hypocrites. I will buy what ever vehicle I wish, I have worked my entire life to achieve this privilege. In fact I recently purchased a 6 litre V8 commodore, a truly exhilarating piece of machinery. No carbon dioxide in manufacturing guzzler pretendy green EV for me now or ever. They suck. Practise what you preach greenies, find a comfortable cave to live in.

  2. While people continue to consume growth hormones and anti biotics in meat 10 times a week, is it any wonder people are getting bigger and bigger and…….


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