I HAVE always been interested in buying an electric car and recently received an email from Elon Musk informing me that his Tesla vehicles have been reduced in price. We can now secure one at the bargain price of between $135,000 and $171,000. If you do not buy one, it seems you are a bad person, so let's all save the planet.
Zenon Helinski, Newcastle
ROB Bernasconi (Short Takes 11/3), I said I support the dairy farmers and buy the more expensive milk. This week it’s Riverina farmers. The problem is not with the likes of me, it’s with those wanting their milk at an unsustainable $1 per litre. Coles and Woolies will stop stocking it when people stop buying it. I also work long, hard hours for my meagre pay and resent your suggestion that my mates and I should pay more for our beer to subsidise the cheap milk drinkers. Craft milk, anyone?
Dave McTaggart, Edgeworth
I WAS talking to an old cow cockie the other day and he was telling me how a lot of the springs on his property have opened up he said they haven't opened up for 100 years to his knowledge. This occurrence, he said, is a sign of a changing weather pattern and impending heavy sustained rainfall. Let's hope this highly respected man of the land, Mr Darcy Richards, is correct.
Brad Hill, Singleton
I HONESTLY think the NRL has to make these dumb boofheads realise the rules have changed and if they break the law or bring the game to question, they are out. No ifs or buts, just make this rule a condition of their employment. All jobs have conditions that are set, so I fail to see why these players are any different. They are not gods, they are just blessed with a talent. This is no excuse for arrogance and bad behaviour.
Dennis Crampton, Redhead
ONE of the reasons I have been continually writing about the closure of the railway into Newcastle and the light rail in Hunter Street is because of the level of support I have received. I have been surprised at the number of people, even perfect strangers who have totally agreed with what I have said. One woman gave me a big hug when she realised who I was. Clearly, the issue of the closure of the railway, the light rail in Hunter Street and the mess with the buses are major issues with many people. I would like to urge these people who have told me they agree with what I have been saying to contact their local member, the Premier, the Opposition Leader and the minor parties to tell them exactly what they think about what the government has done. Let them know this is still an issue, and they can see through the rhetoric.
Peter Sansom, Kahibah
HAVING just watched a documentary about Maurice Blackburn, a man with a commitment to public service and integrity expressed through a political life, I am struck by the contrast in the recent excuse for a lack of integrity, decency and honesty being excused by a person’s apparent “passion for politics”. No wonder the electorate has little trust or regard for the current state of politics in this country.