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BUSH ADMIRED/DESPISED

December 31, 2004 kim lien 0

Robert Crum in the London Observer, earlier this year: “Today, by some margin, George W. Bush is the most despised figure in America.” Gallup survey, […]

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TSUNAMI UPDATE

December 31, 2004 kim lien 0

The toll now stands at 125,282. More than 80,000 Indonesians are reported killed. Sri Lanka has lost 27,268. About 6,000 foreign tourists are missing, including 2,000 […]

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BITTER LOSERS

December 30, 2004 kim lien 0

The Sydney Morning Herald’s online forums attract the nicest people: I cant help but wonder, how as a country can we justify the hundreds of […]

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TSUNAMI LATEST

December 30, 2004 kim lien 0

The death toll has increased to 80,000; that’s ten times the number reported early Monday. Here’s a nation-by-nation analysis from a few hours ago: Indonesia: […]

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BLOGS USEFUL

December 30, 2004 kim lien 0

Der Spiegel hails blog speediness during times of crisis: If you want to find out more information about this week’s tsunami of biblical proportions in […]

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E-PREDATORS ATTACK

December 30, 2004 kim lien 0

This e-mail arrived a few minutes ago: Dear Sir/Madam, With sympathy and heavy laden hearts, we hereby appeal to your sense of generosity to assist […]

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GOING HOME

December 30, 2004 kim lien 0

The Bakhtiaris have been booted: Australia’s highest profile asylum seekers, the Bakhtiari family, are being deported, a federal government spokeswoman says. “I can confirm that […]

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USELESS INFORMATION

December 30, 2004 kim lien 0

The International Herald Tribune reports: Early on Sunday morning, powerful computers in a Vienna office building received seismic data on the earthquake that spawned the […]

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“NO POINT IN LIVING”

December 29, 2004 kim lien 0

The confirmed tsunami death toll now stands at 55,000. Indonesia has lost 27,174; Sri Lanka more than 17,600; India, more than 8,500. It’s shortly expected […]

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CHRISTMAS SALES

December 29, 2004 kim lien 0

The ABC’s Leigh Sales sneers: In 2003, the US gave $19 billion in official development assistance – more than the next two largest givers combined, […]

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COURAGE

December 29, 2004 kim lien 0

Susan Sontag has died aged 71. We’ll remember her for these words, written after September 11: Where is the acknowledgment that this was not a […]

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GENUINE GLOBAL THREAT

December 28, 2004 kim lien 0

Guest post by contributor Alan R.M. Jones: Back in September, NSW Premier Bob Carr was sounding the alarm: The news is worse for countries dependent […]

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CRAWFISH DE TRIOMPHE

December 28, 2004 kim lien 0

Hail the Louisiana Red Swamp crawfish, conquerer of France! The prolific Louisiana Red Swamp crawfish, which can lay up to 750 eggs at one time […]

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TSUNAMI LATEST

December 28, 2004 kim lien 0

The death toll has now increased to 24,000. Earlier tonight, it hit 20,000; the number is growing by 9/11 amounts every few hours, and won’t […]

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INDON UPDATE

December 28, 2004 kim lien 0

Reader Geoffrey Gold reports from Jakarta: Aceh is suffering tremendously from the massive earthquake and tsunamis but there is relief, at least temporarily, from the […]

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WHINERS

December 28, 2004 kim lien 0

“Tsunami survivors criticise Aust rescue effort,” claims the ABC: Some Australians returning from the tsunami-devastated region of Phuket say they are surprised the Australian Government […]

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NEWS BRIEFLETS

December 27, 2004 kim lien 0

* Via Diplomadic: “The Islamic Commission of Spain has asked the parliamentary panel probing the Madrid train bombings to refrain from referring to terrorists as […]

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MODOPIA

December 27, 2004 kim lien 0

If only the war had been fought in Ethiopia. If only, instead of oil, Iraq held vast reserves of Fruitopia! Then Maureen Dowd’s year would […]