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KENNETH LAY

July 5, 2006 kim lien 0

Enron founder Ken Lay has died at 64. UPDATE. Also departed: ABC presenter John Hinde. Posted by Tim B. on 07/05/2006 at 11:01 AM Karl Rove never sleeps, so who […]

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BRAINS WRONG

July 4, 2006 kim lien 0

How come all those angry Democrats didn’t move to Canada? According to happiness expert Daniel Gilbert, it’s because their brains were wrong: His researchers at Harvard interviewed […]

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NEW SLUGS NOT RESISTED

July 4, 2006 kim lien 0

Brisbane transport-and-song enthusiast Paul Norton: Public transport fares are going up today for commuters in Brisbane and our long-suffering counterparts in Sydney. I find it regrettable […]

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WORLD-WEEPER ADMIRED

July 4, 2006 kim lien 0

Art critic and music wisegal Traceeee Hutchison—lookin’ good, Trace! – is brought up to speed by Age reader Bill James: The painting Guernica arouses in Tracee Hutchison (Opinion, 1/7) an adulation of Picasso […]

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BRITS SUSPICIOUS, FEARFUL

July 4, 2006 kim lien 0

Effect: Most Britons see America as a cruel, vulgar, arrogant society, riven by class and racism, crime-ridden, obsessed with money and led by an incompetent […]

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 4, 2006 kim lien 0

“Something to think about this Independence Day,” emails the Boston Herald’s Jules Crittenden. “The photo tells the story.” UPDATE. Happy Fourth of July to all US readers. Should […]

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HEAD-COVERED FANATICS PROTEST

July 4, 2006 kim lien 0

Blair’s Law keeps bringing people together: Ku Klux Klan wins approval to protest Iraq war Posted by Tim B. on 07/04/2006 at 05:57 AM (39) Comments • Permalink

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COLUMN SURVIVES EVICTION

July 4, 2006 kim lien 0

Mentioned in this week’s Continuing Crisis column for the Bulletin are Big Brother housemates Ashley and John, plus non-Big Brother housemates Peter Beattie, Peter FitzSimons, Rupert Murdoch, Jack Mundey, Jana Wendt, Abu […]

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AN ALTERNATIVE TO INDIVIDUALITY

July 4, 2006 kim lien 0

What is it with Australian historians who can’t spell or write or think? Here’s Monash University historian Nick Dyrenfurth at Leftwrites: I had just returned from a day in […]

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DESCENT CONFIRMED

July 3, 2006 kim lien 0

Journalist and author Antony Loewenstein: Australia’s national broadcaster continues to confirm its descent towards the capitulation of the Murdoch and Packer media empires. In related news, […]

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CONFUSED NEWS

July 3, 2006 kim lien 0

SMH online, Sunday morning: Teachers and principals are taking sick leave, seeking stress counselling and even resigning in the face of widespread bullying by parents. SMH […]

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$166 EARNED

July 3, 2006 kim lien 0

Highlights from Webdiary’s latest financial report: Site traffic measures in June were around 20% down from May, partly reflecting the transition from a staffed to volunteer-run […]

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RELIGIONS MERGE

July 3, 2006 kim lien 0

Jebusites and Goreinthians find common ground as the End Days loom: Whether or not we face impending doom, Christians need to remember that human beings have a […]

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COURT CLEARED, CIRCA 1982

July 3, 2006 kim lien 0

James Lileks recalls his acting career: The next year I tried out for the role of “Tommy” in a college production of “Ah, Wilderness.” (Little Country Theater, […]

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FRED TRUEMAN

July 2, 2006 kim lien 0

The great Yorkshire and England fast bowler Fred Trueman has died at 75. He’d been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. Trueman—the first player to claim 300 Test […]

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GAME OVER, ENDEMOL

July 2, 2006 kim lien 0

An outbreak of unpleasantness on reality show Big Brother: Ashley and John have been unceremoniously escorted from the Big Brother house after what can be described as feral […]

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WEATHER NORMAL

July 2, 2006 kim lien 0

A version of the Al Gore Effect is observed locally: Rainfall across NSW returned to normal last month after one of the driest autumns on record. The Bureau […]

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BIRDMAN RALLIES

July 2, 2006 kim lien 0

Activist Jeff Sparrow gets his beak out of alignment over Pamela Bone’s Euston-themed email: Here’s a thought. People like Bone and her Euston pals insist on their own […]

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CARS LIKED

July 2, 2006 kim lien 0

Reuters reporter Patricia Wilson covers Dick Cheney’s visit to the Pepsi 400, and encounters primal NASCAR peoplein their brutish native habitat: Infield spectators perched atop behemoth […]

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FOOD STOLEN

July 2, 2006 kim lien 0

Superheroes Santa Guevara, Spider Mum, Operaistorix and Multiflex storm Hamburg: The self-styled caped crusaders belong to a movement called Hamburg for Free, a loosely organized network […]

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RIDE THE ALLAH COASTER

July 1, 2006 kim lien 0

Roll up, folks, to the First National Muslim Fun Day: Britain’s biggest fun park has sparked a race row — with a MUSLIMS-ONLY day. Up to […]

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CLICHE UTTERED

July 1, 2006 kim lien 0

ohn Pilger on writing: For years, I used to pore over my copy removing clichés. That made me the writer I am today. Posted by Tim B. on […]

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IT’S ALL GLOBAL

July 1, 2006 kim lien 0

Al Gore’s Center for the Doing of Science warns of the approaching global wettening crisis. (Via the Mudville Gazette  and reader Bruce H.) Posted by Tim B. on 07/01/2006 […]