YOUR SAY: Pitt dumped from junior ministry

CHRONICLE readers has a strong reaction to news that Hinkler MP Keith Pitt had been dumped from the junior ministry this week.Earl Nobbs wasn’t feeling any sympathy.”Can’t say I feel sorry for him,” he wrote.”He doesn’t represent the majority of his constituents as we saw on the latest plebiscite, where he voted against the majority of people.”He certainly was looking for that front seat during the vote.”Mr Pitt ,we are suppose to live in a democracy, not a democracy whenever you decide.”
Readers have reacted to the news Keith Pitt has been dumped from junior ministry. Max Fleet Brian D Branch said both sides were deluded.”It’s funny, all of the ALP lackeys are making anti-Pitt comments, pretending that their side aren’t as dud-ridden as the LNP,” he wrote.”Both sides are duds, and they will continue to treat us like morons and give us …
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‘Laws of the political universe still apply’: Don Lemon heralds the ‘humiliating defeat’ for Trump and Bannon

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Column: Test drivers are swooning over Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan–but quality issues loom on the horizon

Tesla is on the verge of ramping up production of its mass-market Model 3 sedan, but the company has been giving hands-on demonstrations to selected journalists and financial analysts in recent months. With the first reviews trickling into print, we can judge the general reaction:People love this car.We can also spot one cloud on the horizon: Concerns about quality.The latest comments on that issue come from Toni Sacconaghi, automotive industry analyst at AllianceBernstein, who examined and drove a new Model 3 at a Tesla demonstration in Brooklyn on Nov. 9. “Overall,” he told clients the next day, “we found the Model 3 to be a compelling offering, and believe it is likely to further galvanize the overall Electric Vehicle category.” But he also noted that “fit and finish on the two demo cars we saw — perhaps not surprisingly — was relatively poor.”
We can’t help noting that Tesla likely chose to share …
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Test drivers are swooning over Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan — but quality issues loom on the horizon

Tesla is on the verge of ramping up production of its mass-market Model 3 sedan, but the company has been giving hands-on demonstrations to selected journalists and financial analysts in recent months. With the first reviews trickling into print, we can judge the general reaction:People love this car.We can also spot one cloud on the horizon: Concerns about quality.The latest comments on that issue come from Toni Sacconaghi, automotive industry analyst at AllianceBernstein, who examined and drove a new Model 3 at a Tesla demonstration in Brooklyn on Nov. 9. “Overall,” he told clients the next day, “we found the Model 3 to be a compelling offering, and believe it is likely to further galvanize the overall Electric Vehicle category.” But he also noted that “fit and finish on the two demo cars we saw — perhaps not surprisingly — was relatively poor.”
We can’t help noting that Tesla likely chose to share …
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Instead of New Gun Laws, Dems Should Focus On Bureaucratic Incompetence Enforcing Current Ones

Photo Credit – CNNMediaite Contributing Editor Larry O’Connor recently penned an opinion piece on Mediate.com. An excerpt of his latest article,  Instead of New Gun Laws, Dems Should Focus On Bureaucratic Incompetence Enforcing Current Ones, is below:Like clockwork the calls to “do something” were ringing through the media and Twitter within hours of the mass shooting Sunday at a church in rural Texas.
Intermixed with the shameful chastisement that “Prayers aren’t good enough” we heard media figure after media figure imploring politicians to “do something” to stop these murders in the future.
Don Lemon scolded you for daring to seek solace with God at tragic times like these. Your “thoughts and prayers” did nothing to save those victims! (“You stupid rednecks” was left off the teleprompter, but we can read between the lines, Don.)
NBA basketball coach Steve Kerr (because everyone wants to know what a basketball …
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Rihanna and N.E.R.D. Evolve on ‘Lemon’

For better or worse, N.E.R.D. — the rock band led by Neptunes producer duo Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo — has always been ahead of its time. Formed in 1999, the group released its first album in 2001. In Search Of… wasn’t perfect, but it was certainly new: The strains of ’70s and ’80s funk the pair looked back to had been juiced, mashed, and strained by Space Age precision, and woven into raps and punkish guitar riffs to create a sound that seemed to operate according to its own peculiar laws of physics. Subsequent albums — the last of which, Nothing, was released in 2010 — reaffirmed N.E.R.D.’s commitment to innovation. The hits were few, the soundtrack licenses somewhat more plentiful, and the fan base dwindled over time, but no one could deny that the band had its own sound. Not everyone liked them, but the ones who …
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