Thoughts for byelection candidates
How about candidates thoughts about the following?
- Widening of the Gobba Bridge. With the massive increase in traffic since built, it should be duplicated. If an accident or breakdown occur, the bridge is blocked. Also, emergency vehicles, such as fire and rescue, ambulance and police services, could be impacted by any of the above.
- Base hospital rebuild. There is no finishing date known. The last budget put it on the backburner with a token amount for continuing work. Give the hospital a realistic operating budget for proper staffing. It is no use having a nice new building when they are not properly staffed.
- Marshalls Creek Bridge on Hammond Avenue, Sturt Highway needs to be urgently widened to road width as it has been an accident waiting to happen.
These are only a few things that need doing. I will bet other residents will have other items for consideration for candidates to think about.
Geoff Hall, Wagga
Drought conditions across NSW have worsened and the effect on sheep, cattle, kangaroos and emus is graphic and distressing. In many cases, sheep are so poor they are dying. Cattle are so poor their hides are draped over their bodies as if they were suspended on a coat hanger.
Why is this happening? It is because the lack of rain has seen pastures diminish to nothing. The stock eat less and thus lose weight. It is all so obvious. If you feed stock less, they lose weight. If you want them in prime condition, you feed them more.
These principles apply equally to human beings, with rare exceptions. When one looks at a Woolworths checkout you will see a shopping trolley with a case of Coke, sweet pastries and like products overflowing it and you will also notice it is not being pushed by a thin person.
In the editorial on August 3, mention is made of the cost of obesity. Forget about taxing sugar in any products. If you want to lose weight, look at how animals do it. Eat less.
Norman Alexander, Wagga
Gender neutral pronouns?
A recent media release reports the Victorian government has approved and funded a video filmed in a state government building promoting the aspects of a gender neutral society.
The video highlights the benefits of restricting the pronouns of “masculine and feminine” and other blurb. “Them and they” would replace “him and her – he and she”.
This “wonderful” initiative raises myriad questions. Here are two simple ones amidst thousands.
How would we name our siblings? We couldn’t have Sally or Thomas, that’s gender related! And what would we do with our amenities?
“Male” and “Female” would be replaced with “them” and “they”, and “us” would be confused as to which one to use.
However, in error this would not present any recourse as there would be no “he and she” only “them and they” in the amenities at the time.
The mind boggles! And one ponders, is it “us” who are the crackpots? Or “Them and they”?