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NEIGHBOURS KILLED

December 27, 2004 kim lien 0

Eight thousand dead across South-East Asia following an earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. The scale of this is almost beyond understanding. Check the Sydney Morning Herald, […]

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SAD MARTINIS

December 26, 2004 kim lien 0

Delightfully cruel piece from Cathy Seipp about unpopular LA-area bloggers Martini Republic: “As most habitual readers are well aware,” they noted huffily, “Martini Republic does […]

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YEAR OF RAGE

December 26, 2004 kim lien 0

Miranda Devine and Andrew Bolt review the year in abuse. A highlight from Miranda’s mailbox: “You can kiss my ass, you socialist faggot.” Posted by […]

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ANTI-CLAUSITES ATTACK

December 26, 2004 kim lien 0

France is protecting homosexuals and women from verbal violence, while a much smaller minority faces physical violence: A candy-giving exercise by a Santa Claus in […]

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FIGHT GLOBAL FREEZING

December 26, 2004 kim lien 0

Canadian reader Jack Linard pleads for environmental justice: It was -28 degrees Celsius in Montreal last night. There must be something we can do about […]

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WALKING LESSONS

December 26, 2004 kim lien 0

BBC staff know how to romanticise terrorists, but more difficult tasks require instruction: “BBC shows staff how to walk through door”. Posted by Tim B. […]

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QUOTES OF 2004 – JUNE

December 23, 2004 kim lien 0

* “There are no excuses for speeding. I was fortunate that neither myself or anyone else was injured.”—humiliating apology forced out of Collingwood footballer Cameron […]

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QUOTES OF 2004 – MAY

December 23, 2004 kim lien 0

* “General Janice Karpinski is a disgrace to the uniform. With friends like her, we don’t need enemies. What a disgusting business. I want the […]

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QUOTES OF 2004 – APRIL

December 23, 2004 kim lien 0

* “Speaking of Kerry’s speech, it wasn’t so hot. Applause lines fell flat, and his voice trailed off randomly at times.”—Daily Kos begins to realise […]

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QUOTES OF 2004 – MARCH

December 23, 2004 kim lien 0

* “Twenty years ago, my journalistic colleague left the industry rather than continue to endure the humiliation. Her harasser, while no longer an editor, is […]

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MARR RUBBO’ED OUT

December 22, 2004 kim lien 0

It’s meant to be the season of goodwill, yet Australia’s literary elite is throwing a hand-flapping hissy fit of Normandy proportions: Three of the five […]

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LABOR NEEDS DIVERSITY

December 22, 2004 kim lien 0

Excellent column from … well, just read this extract before you hit the link: Fewer and fewer Labor pollies have been self-employed, privately employed or […]

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RENO MELBOURNE 911

December 22, 2004 kim lien 0

Way to go, Victorian coppers: Victoria Police’s world-first roadside drug testing system is in tatters after the man identified as the first in the world […]

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SLOW GEORGE

December 22, 2004 kim lien 0

Global warming is still a long way off, if George Monbiot’s frozen brain is any guide: In February, a leaked report from the Pentagon revealed […]

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QUOTES OF 2004 – OCTOBER

December 22, 2004 kim lien 0

* “Here’s what really makes bloggers mad: I know stuff.”—the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Nick Coleman, who boasts that he has “reported from almost every county […]