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Interruption to power supply
THE current debate about the legalising or
otherwise of same-sex marriage is an emotive
We have not arrived at this point overnight or
For many years, homosexuals have been
working towards attempting to normalise the
homosexual lifestyle using the avenues of
education, manipulation of language and
changes to the law to name a few.
In his book Blatant and Proud (1984), author
Andrew Landsdown documents the aims and
achievements up to that time of the leaders of
the radical homosexuals throughout Australia.
For anyone wanting to understand this issue,
the objectives, strategies and accomplishments
of this group are covered by quoting from their
Every chapter has its list of references e.g.
chapter 1 --- The Homosexuals Self View has 20
references; chapter 2 --- Aims in Education has
52 and so on for each of the seven chapters.
The fact this book was first published in
1984, far from making it obsolete or out-dated,
is testimony to the effectiveness of the
homosexuals' strategies as it shows how many of
their goals have been achieved.
The use, by homosexuals and their
sympathisers, of terms such as homophobic,
fundamentalist, intolerant or conservative to try
and curtain genuine and open discussion has
proved very effective. It has shielded them and
their lifestyle from full disclosure of some of the
possible side effects.
For families who have suffered, either directly
or indirectly, because of the homosexual
lifestyle, anything which attempts to normalise
the behaviour is abhorrent. This includes death
from AIDS, suicide and the many other related
No amount of approval or promotion by the
media, education in schools and colleges, the
holding of homosexual festivals, demonstrations
or marches will alter the fact it is an unnatural
lifestyle which, when practised, can result in
dire, life-threatening consequences.
From 1984 to 2012, there have been other
variations now being promoted. These include
lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and intergender.
In the September issue of the publication The
Senior, is a report of the federal government's
plan for additional funding for this group.
Minister for Ageing Mark Butler is quoted,
"We are predicting a large increase in the need
for aged care by this group".
He said the strategy would be to build on the
$2.5million in funding announced for staff
training sensitive to the needs of older lesbian,
homosexual, bisexual, transsexual and
The Advertiser (8-9-12) reported on a South
Australian Advisory Council to be set up
especially for this grouping.
Is there such a thing as a slippery moral
slope? Is that where we are?Lorraine M. Klaffer
CWMS or full
IN comment to Mr Phillips' and Mr Bock's
recent Your View letters (YPCT 18-9-12); the
$414 is only for 2012-13.
All following years will indexed by consumer
price index --- the local government has its own
CPI which is greater than the Bureau of Statistics',
which one will the District Council of the Copper
Coast use? Also, the council is proceeding with
the project as per the vote by elected members
after the public meeting at Moonta.
Residents' focus now should be on the "full
sewage" ability of the new system --- the removal
of solids and wastewater and bypassing of septic
tanks, shallower property pipe works, less costly
trenching and no ongoing septic maintenance
costs. All this was stated at the public meeting by
My main concern is the majority of residents
are confused between Community Wastewater
Management Scheme and full sewage, both of
which council continues to refer to.
The letter from the Department of Health
(DCCC website, February 1 agenda) is the driver
of the project, and highlights the council
granting of developments which do not have
adequate effluent disposal.
The response letter from council to the
department, obtained by Freedom of
Information by a concerned resident, is also
ambiguous about what system we will get.
The treatment plant at Retallick Road, part of
the $25million budget estimate, has had its
capacity increased but can only treat wastewater.
I ask council where the mechanical treatment
plant required for full sewage will be built and
where is the budget for this?
I believe it is time to establish a residents
group to scrutinise this project to date and in the
future to enable confidence and critique of staff
and elected members' actions and hopefully
achieve true value for money by documented
evidence, not self-assessment by council.
Bob Curtis, Moonta
ONCE upon a time a knight in shining armour,
Goldie Locks and Humpty Dumpy bought a
gaggle of geese between which laid golden eggs.
The three employed elves to look after the geese
and all seemed content.
Eventually, the Black Swan, the Wicked Witch
and the Quick Brown Fox decided they would ask
for the three to share the golden eggs. They did
this happily and the three bought more geese
which also laid golden eggs thus employing more
elves to look after the geese.
Because the geese were special, they paid the
elves more money so they would do a good job.
Unfortunately, the Black Swan, the Wicked
Witch and the Quick Brown Fox wanted a larger
slice of the action so they decided to implement a
plan to get their hands on more of the spoils.
They said they would charge the three geese
owners for every deposit the geese left on the
ground. They then decided the geese looked good
enough to eat so in the dead of night they started
killing off the geese.
The Black Swan said they killed the geese
because they were a danger to all people and were
a blot on the landscape as well as the geese owners
being a bad influence to mankind.
The geese owners, who had ordered another
large gaggle of geese, decided enough was enough,
cancelled the order for more geese and started
moving the existing geese to an off-shore island.
When the Black Swan, the Wicked Witch and
the Quick Brown Fox realised what was
happening they started blaming everyone but
They said it was the fault of the Three Little
Pigs, Bugs Bunny, Chelsea Chook as well as
Mulga Bill who was seen riding around on his
bicycle. Sadly the demise of the geese meant many
elves were put out of work.
The Quick Brown Fox had already left for
pastures green on another planet, the Black Swan
just buried his head in the sand and hoped this
wasn't happening, and the Wicked Witch was
having trouble controlling her broomstick as it
seemed to want to go in four different directions
Sadly, it was left to the poor elves to clean up
the mess on a reduced salary because the golden
eggs which were supporting their high wages were
no more. This is my fairy-tale interpretation of
what went on in federal politics with the carbon
tax and mining tax debate. Malcolm Butler
Looking for Roly
DOES anyone know where Roly Cooper lives?
Roly was a temporary relief teacher at Kadina
Primary School in the 1980s. He was an artist
and drew line drawings of many historical
buildings in the town.
We are looking to contact him and last time he
was in the Copper Coast he mentioned he visited
Contact myself at Kadina Primary School if
you have any details. Email
email@example.com or phone 8821
0480 during school hours.
TO all the people who contacted us to show
support and those who left letters with us about
the Community Wastewater Management
Scheme, thank you.
Letters have been left with the District Council
of the Copper Coast for them to answer.
We are sorry to advise the meeting was a waste
of time. Council is not willing to budge at all.
CEO Peter Harder advised us the CWMS is for
the whole community; however, North Yelta,
Moonta Mines, parts of Moonta and some parts
of Kadina will not be required to connect in the
Obviously their systems are working better
than those of us being forced to pay immediately.
We even offered to pay the full $2500 when we
had pipes to connect to, but this was dismissed.
We suggested those living in each completed
stage pay the fees once pipework was available to
those properties, but this was also dismissed. If
anyone else has better ideas for acquiring a better/
fairer/more equitable deal, we wish you luck.
Margaret and Brain Pocock, Moonta Bay
ONCE again, the utter uselessness of the
Australian military role in Afghanistan is
tragically obvious. As a nation, Afghans appear to
rigidly follow ancient tribal and ethnic customs
while demonstrating a high order of indiscipline
in rejecting most other values, especially Western
Brandishing the Koran in one hand, they
readily use the other to commit murder, treachery
and brutality --- their creed being 'do unto others
before they do unto you'.
This nation continues to accept and willingly
embrace a culture that allows the subhuman
treatment of women, accepts a widespread drug
industry and endemic corruption as well as
blindly following the dogma of fanatical mullahs.
If a nation cannot or will not rouse itself to rise
above such a barbarous culture then it has
become a failed state.
Billions of dollars and the best of foreign
intentions will not cause this critical change, only
the people themselves can.
If such a monumental change is rejected, then
the country must be a failed state. The people,
both as individuals and as a nation, can be left to
stew in their own juice --- they have chosen their
bed so let them lie on it.
Most Australian people unwillingly saw our
troops go off to Afghanistan, 11 long years ago,
primarily to get Bin Laden. He's dead --- mission
accomplished --- bring them home, now.
Brian Smith, Kadina
Don't get sick
ON Wednesday, September 12, my partner, who
has numerous health issues, was sent to a major
city hospital in the southern suburbs for a routine
His procedure took place on Thursday,
September 13, at around 1.30pm. Around the
same time the next day, I received a phone call
from the hospital to say they were sending him
home via community transport, less than 24
hours since his operation.
He arrived home after some hours on the
10-seater bus in a distressed state.
I was forced to call our local ambulance to
enable him to be admitted to Wallaroo hospital.
Not only was this inhumane to someone
practically straight from the operating theatre, but
a terrible responsibility to be forced onto the
community transport service, which does a
magnificent job in taking us to and from our
What has become of our health service to treat
patients in this manner, it's a total disgrace.
Thank God nothing unforseen happened on
the trip home as the bus was carrying other
passengers as well. Doesn't anyone care anymore?
Lucy McCann, Wallaroo
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