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PO Box 21, Mt Barker, SA, 5251
Present the evidence
“TODAY, if one dares to demonstrate
that nutrition and lifestyle changes can
conquer cancer or boost a depressed
immune system to ward off such diseases
as measles or mumps what outrage one
is greeted with, especially by those who
work in the pharmaceutical Industry,”
writes Glenn Coopman in his letter to
the editor (The Courier, April 29).
However, he conveniently omits to
cite a single case where cancer or such
diseases as measles or mumps have
been overcome as a result of nutrition or
There have been thousands of such
claims and, without exception, they have
all been proven wrong. Bring forth your
proof, Mr Coopman.
If all these wonder cures you claim are
true, present the evidence. If you and your
mates have the cures you appear to claim
to have, why not present them to the world?
There would not be a living person
who would not like to know of these
wonderful, natural cures.
ANZAC DAY has come and gone and
with it the special propaganda by the
Federal Member for Mayo invading
our post boxes.
Who paid for the misleading
newsletters postage and printing?
Yes, WW1 established our identity -
as a bully invading other countries at
England’s request. Our invasion of the
Dardenelles caused the death of 70,000
Turks, defending their freedoms.
A study of the pamphlet’s excellent
“Australia War Time Line” shows
that since WW1 we have persistently
invaded other countries who were not
threatening us - the one exception is
WW2 when Darwin was bombed by
There are so many similarities
between the call to our young men in
1914/15 and the call to young men to
join ISIS today.
My uncle went to Gallipoli without
one patriotic thought, he simply
wanted to get off the farm with its
Perhaps the Federal Member
for Mayo will send to our letter
boxes a special glossy pamphlet
commemorating the bravery of
pacifists, conscientious objectors,
the ones who said “no” to mass
They are the true heroes.
HOW miserable can you get – sending
out a bill for $8.65 as a payment for
interest on a rate payment that was a
few days late.
It took the Adelaide Hills Council
nine months to discover this huge
financial catastrophe and I suspect
that it cost them more to create and
post the bill than the actual amount of
the bill itself.
I plan to allow the $8.65 bill to go
beyond the “pay by” date, just to see if
they charge interest on interest.
I WAS very pleased to have read the
story in last week’s Courier (May 6)
about the guard rail concerns in Mylor.
I have written to Mayor Bill Spragg to ask
why the Adelaide Hills Council is laying ugly,
hard-edged curb and gutters everywhere
around our soft leafy environment. Perhaps
this money could go to bushfire recovery
instead of raising rates?
The curbs are part of a creeping
urbanisation of our district.
This insidious process includes:
appearing, apparently without any
corner, which are ugly and blind you in
corner, tree or slight bank on it.
These and many more visual blights
are slowly ruining the visual assets that
a few of us still enjoy and appreciate.
CHRISTOPHER Pyne thinks it is
reasonable to spend $4m to fund a
“consensus centre” to reach consensus
on an issue that 97% of climate
scientists already have consensus on,
just because their consensus is not the
one the Liberal and National Party
He says “the government is committed
to establishing the consensus
methodology in Australia and to
ensuring a wide range of views on issues
are aired publicly”.
That’s news to most of us.
Obviously, this only applies where
the government wants to promote an
ideology they agree with, and shout down
the views of the experts of which they do
They have not shown any signs of being
keen to use this methodology to tackle
any other problem facing Australia, such
as the economy, healthcare, education or
That’s a pity because we might have
some answers to a lot more of our
problems if they did!
A fair go
I WISH to respond to Vanessa Young
of Macclesfield and Robert McCormick
of Bridgewater who wrote letters to the
editor published in the April 29 edition
of The Courier to my earlier letter titled
Neither came forward with anything
that could be considered answers
to questions raised in my letter and
their attempts to further marginalise
and ridicule any parent who dares to
question the vaccine paradigm was fairly
Let’s at least accept the vast majority
of parents have the best interest of their
children at heart.
Most would also accept that the reasons
and research into vaccines started with
the best of intentions more than 60 years
Unfortunately along the way the drug
and pharmaceutical companies have
hijacked the system and the politicians
and the media have accepted the flawed
The Australian Government and the
Australian Medical Association should
undertake a very simple scientific test by
surveying a vaccinated group and monitor
them for infection and repeat the process
that is real science.
A similar study in Germany of over
17,000 children showed the vaccinated
children had two to five times more
childhood illness and allergies than the
You do not need a science or medical
degree to investigate before you vaccinate.
Some curiosity, common sense and
intuition will go a long way to uncovering
some inconvenient truths.
Please give Australian parents a fair
go if they choose not to vaccinate their
children, as the health benefits are
They are definitely not doing others any
harm and should be allowed to make that
choice without fear of discrimination from
the Government, medical profession or
ON BEHALF of the members
of the RSL Stirling Sub-branch I
wish to convey our sincere thanks
for the invitation to attend the
school assembly at the Stirling East
Primary School for their Anzac Day
I was so pleased with the
dedication and commitment of
teachers and students in their
The students were exceptional,
and the choir was outstanding, but
when they sang the full two verses of
our national anthem with passion,
I felt very proud and honored to be
The surprise of the day was
the very kind donation that was
presented to me at the end of the
The total amount donated to the
RSL from Stirling East Primary
School was $405, and I would like
to thank the principal, teachers,
staff, and the fantastic students
for their wonderful generosity.
School and community events
like this keeps the Anzac memories
alive, and embrace what it is to be
RSL Stirling Sub-branch
Anzac Day propaganda
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