Freo's View


Posted in blog, fremantle by freoview on May 15, 2015

Has anyone over the last 12 months sent comments to this blog that have not been published? I need to know as Graham Morgan of the FreoRamble blog claims I have not published the comments he has been sending to this blog. But I have not received them and when they don’t appear in my comments box I can’t approve them.

I know Diana Ryan had an issue some time ago getting comments to this blog, but it had something to do with her own computer system and not with mine, or any unwillingness on my behalf to publish comments, even when I don’t agree with them.

The only comments I do not post are those that I deem to be defamatory or racist but everything else will appear no matter how controversial.

If your comments don’t come through, email them and I will put them up.

Roel Loopers


Posted in blog, city of fremantle, freo's view, roel loopers by freoview on February 18, 2015

Let’s not mince words here. I am very pissed off by the claim by Tom Griffiths, the City of Fremantle Manager Economic Development and Marketing, who posted a comment on my blog: “I thought it may be worthwhile adding some facts to this discussion although facts seem to be only an occasional and unwelcome visitor to this website and its regularly contributors.” That is an insulting and defamatory statement and contradicts the facts of this blog that was created to have a community forum, support and promote local events and businesses, and scrutinise Fremantle Council.

Take this fact Tom Griffiths. You claim I am incorrect about one post of the last 26 I published on Freo’s View-and even that is debatable, so that suggests I might get it occasionally wrong instead of what you suggest that I am not interesting in reporting facts.

What were my last 26 posts about? Freo CEO on Kings Square, Sunrise at Pt Walter, Barnett’s contempt for Fremantle, Bigger Freo dumped by Barnett, Break a leg at the Roundhouse, Kicked in the guts by giants, how can we handle waste better, why the Giants secrecy, Fascinating music art show at FAC, Fremantle farewells giants,  a very good Freo parking story, Sunday Freo good for you, Growers Green perfect Sunday morning, decentralised retail doing well, when will we learn black is not white, Sculpture at Bathers, National swimmers at Bathers, PTA buses park in streets, Barnett wants councils to pay for his blunder, relax at Princess May Markets, Open water swimming, labor legend died, Freo markets small business incubators, Things are looking up in High Street Mall, Dreamworld of transformational moves, Gian Puppets coming to Freo.

Instead of defaming me and questioning my integrity, fairness and honesty, Mister Tom Griffiths, you should be on your knees and thank me for all the free promotion I give Fremantle. Who else is doing that for our community?

Roel Loopers


Posted in blog, fremantle by freoview on January 10, 2015

Mark Woodcock, well known from his many comments on this blog, has started his own blog FREMANTLE REFORM, which has the sub-line Fremantle Hacked, Don’t Drink the Coolaid. 

You can read his articles here:

Great to have another Fremantle community blog out there and to spread the discussion, so support Mark’s blog as you have  my Freo’s View one for over four years.

Roel Loopers

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