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HOWARD ALLOWS GREED

December 3, 2005 kim lien 0

Among those who have nominated themselves for a $10,000 prize as Australia’s best bloggers are lefties Marieke Hardy and Jess. As Mark Thurstonasks: “Why have we allowed Howard to make greed and self […]

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TEMPERATURES IGNORED

December 3, 2005 kim lien 0

Comical protest news from Montreal: Thousands of people ignored frigid temperatures to lead a worldwide day of protest against global warming. UPDATE. In other hilarious climate […]

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GRIMLY MILESTONED

December 2, 2005 kim lien 0

SBS news last night referred to the “grim milestone” of America’s 1000th execution since 1977. Like an earlier grim milestone, this particular grim milestone threatens to establish a grim […]

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WELCH NUDGES RIGHTWARD

December 2, 2005 kim lien 0

Matt Welch gains an insight into Australian journalism: Tim Blair, who is flying over the Pacific as I speak after a fine weekend of n’er-do-welling in L.A., occasionally likes […]

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IT’S MUFTI TIME

December 2, 2005 kim lien 0

A bunch of Iraq-based peaceniks remain in the care of insurgent goons. Time to deploy Australia’s master kidnap negotiator, who, as Islam Onlinereports, single-handedly saved Douglas Wood: […]

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EXIT STRATEGY

December 2, 2005 kim lien 0

It’s a quagmire in California: Recently released crime statistics show the homicide rate in California is 265 percent higher than the death rate suffered by U.S. […]

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CALL MADE

December 2, 2005 kim lien 0

It was reported in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that police had once fired 700 blank rounds in a New Orleans suburb … following which […]

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DEMOCRACY GONE WILD

December 2, 2005 kim lien 0

“This is democracy on December 2, 2005,” writes apocalypse-minded Margo Kingston: An Australian is hanged. The career of a would-be Prime Minister who made his name […]

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MESSAGE MIXED

December 1, 2005 kim lien 0

Given the oft-fatal results of heroin use, this comment from death penalty opponent Brian Deegan might be read as supporting Nguyen Tuong Van’s execution: Let the punishment fit the […]

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PRIZES FOR ALL

December 1, 2005 kim lien 0

Go to the Briefing Room for live blogging direct from tonight’s Walkley Awards. UPDATE. Ran into the SMH’s Andrew West last night, who told me his site had dropped its […]

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CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT

December 1, 2005 kim lien 0

Barbara Walters on Saddam Hussein: Oh, I would do him for hours and hours and hours. She’s actually talking about an interview. Posted by Tim B. on 12/01/2005 […]

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FLIPPING OBSERVED

December 1, 2005 kim lien 0

Go back to Afghanistan! Pull out of Iraq! Jeff Goldstein ponders unusual demands from ex-DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe. Meanwhile, John “I have a plan” Kerry has a new plan on troop numbers […]

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MISERY CREATED

December 1, 2005 kim lien 0

Antony Loewenstein—not the brightest of chaps—slams defence contractor David H. Brooks over “the misery his job actually creates”. Misery? Brooks’ company supplies body armour. His job actually saves lives. Specifically, […]