WRITING about Sunday's Knights game, Robert Dillon (Herald 8/4) wrote that a "crowd of 19,105" had gone home "disappointed." Say what? Jeez, I reckon about 5000 supporters of the mighty Dragons looked pretty happy as they trooped out.
Lindsay Young, Belmont
BRAD Hill, get with the electric vehicle program, mate, (Short Takes, 9/4). Toyota is going all electric from 2025. NRMA doubles the target, and twice as quick, of the ALP. This would ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2025.
Graeme Tychsen, Rankin Park
THANK you Brad Hill. If Shorten brings us into line with electric cars it won't matter because unless you move interstate you will not be able to afford the rego on your caravan. If Gladys and co reduced it for us nomads we may even be able to help in the communities we visit. Paying a fee for rego, but no road tax is a no brainer in NSW. Just a thought from a wanderer.
John Bradford, Beresfield
HOW is Snowy 2.0 going to help when the Murray goes the same as the Darling? Must be going to pump sand.
Craig Budden, Hamilton
THE alarming rises in house fires resulting in a deceased person seems to be on the increase. I recall a sobering moment when I was about 18. One morning as I gazed out of my bedroom window I saw an ambulance which was parked across the road. It wasn't too long before I saw the crew carrying out which was obviously a deceased person. Then I noticed that they brought out a smouldering mattress. No explanation was necessary, but I made a vow that I would never smoke, and if I did, it would never be in bed. This is not what happens in all cases, obviously, but to my young mind, it was a lesson well learned.
Daphne Hughes, Kahibah
SORRY I made a mistake, I was a few billion short of the tax government steals from smokers. It's $12.5 billion. I estimate smokers cost Medicare $300 to 400 million, and we even get blamed for $300 million in bush fires. That's about $11.5 billion profit.
Wayne McVicar, Tarro
I WATCHED the antics of the vegan protesters and couldn't help but wonder if any of them wear leather. Do they use leather wallets or handbags? Is there leather upholstery in their car, or on their lounge suites? Winter is coming. Will any of them be wearing winter woolly coats, beanies or scarves? Will they be putting their woollen doona and underlay on their beds? If so, then I believe they are hypocrites, and I think they better gripe about something else.
Denise Henderson, Belmont South
I BELIEVE the only way to get rid of activists who chain themselves to machinery in abattoirs or any primary-producing business is to walk away and leave them there, ignoring their agenda. I call on the meat industry and meat eaters to achieve long-term gains for minimal pain as well as saving the police and the courts valuable time and money: simply leave the protesters to starve.