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Twitter Updates for 2012-03-21

  • @jesseboy89 I replied to one of them the other day after they popped up from nowhere. Still waiting for a reply…gutless one hit wonder in reply to jesseboy89 #
  • @glennbeck and others who are doing it, why are you writing God as G-d? It's a name you should be proud to write, not obscure in shame. in reply to glennbeck #
  • Managed to send an apology for an incorrect detail in the email, but not the original email. Sorry for the inconvenience @2GBAndrewMoore #
  • @morrison954 I tend to find the price of fuel in Albury to be about 10-20 cents cheaper per litre than Sydney and Canberra. #
  • @morrison954 Have you noticed that half of our conversations are about petrol prices? We've covered Syd, CBR, Wagga, Albury, Deni & Echuca. #
  • Whoa, on top of the rego fees, it will cost over $700 in stamp duty to transfer the car to ACT rego. It'd be cheaper to fake a NSW address #
  • Surely that's a first: Ron Paul beat Newt Gingrich in Illinois 9% to 8%. Romney won with 47% to Rick Santorum's 35%. #
  • Delegates: Romney 562; Santorum 247; Gingrich 137; Paul 69. Santorum, Gingrich best chance is if one of them pulls out, or the convention. #
  • @larryemdur I heard that you were being considered for the 6pm news, and in a cost cutting measure the other capital cities would air it too in reply to larryemdur #
  • To clarify, last tweet was a joke. #

March 21st, 2012 at 09:00pm

Carbon Dioxide Tax and kids walking to school alone

An email to 2GB’s Andrew Moore

Good morning Andrew,

Clive Palmer decided to not go ahead with his challenge to the constitutionality of the carbon dioxide mining tax (sorry, got my taxes mixed up). Hopefully someone else does it instead. A 2GB listener class action perhaps?

As for walking to school, I think it really depends on the child, the distance and the area. My walk was less than a kilometre and I started at age nine. There was one busy road, but otherwise it was fairly sedate and I always walked directly to and from school…well, almost. I did befriend a nice elderly man who lived about half way between school and home, so it’s a good thing he had no ulterior motive, and I did occasionally stop at the phone box across the road from home when reverse charge calls fascinated me…being able to run home in time to answer the call in time to accept the charges was fun until the bill came in and my parents saw the charges…$10 per call. I was in a lot of trouble.

It’s a judgement call, and I don’t envy any parent making decisions about giving their child more freedom. It must be terribly nerve-racking when every instinct is telling them not to let the kid out of their sight.

Have a great day Andrew.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

March 21st, 2012 at 04:25am


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