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WHY? WHY?

January 14, 2008 kim lien 0

Melbourne writer and union activist Jeana Vithoulkas asks: Why does being a Leftie in Australia have such a bad name? Beats me, Jeana. Maybe you […]

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POWER CUT

January 13, 2008 kim lien 0

The Guardian, last Thursday: New manufacturer Tesla Motors, based in the technology hot spot of Silicon Valley rather than the automotive heartlands of America’s midwest, […]

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BLOOD UNSTIRRED

January 12, 2008 kim lien 0

Peter Saunders on capitalism’s bad PR: Capitalism lacks romantic appeal. It does not set the pulse racing in the way that opposing ideologies like socialism, […]

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MINISTER FOR CREVICES

January 12, 2008 kim lien 0

Former Peter Garrett apologist Traceeee Hutchison continues her jeeeehad against Old Domey: It’s a bizarre set of circumstances when the federal Environment Minister appears in […]

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POORSCHE

January 12, 2008 kim lien 0

Get lucky in this journalism caper and you can easily enjoy a millionaire lifestyle – without the needless complication of massive personal wealth! For example, […]

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CLIMATE, GEARS CHANGED

January 12, 2008 kim lien 0

Snow falls on Baghdad for the first time in memory! Of course, this is due to global warmi … er, climate change. Locals aren’t complaining: […]

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WARMENING DOES MANHATTAN

January 10, 2008 kim lien 0

Appearing on Letterman the other night, actress Lucy Liu referred to New York’s recent pleasant weather as a “global warming winter”. It’d be interesting to […]

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COUNT DOWN

January 10, 2008 kim lien 0

Lancet’s Iraqi death count relied on data from just 47 clusters. A new count – suggesting a much lower toll – draws from more than […]

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LOSING EIGHT

January 10, 2008 kim lien 0

Ford Motor Co.’s vice president of global product design calls time on the V8: Big pickups would use four-cylinder engines, luxury sedans would come with […]

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WSJ NOW SJ

January 10, 2008 kim lien 0

The Wall Street Journal loses its wall: Since 2000, we’ve operated in a dual world on the Web. The majority of our daily editorial offerings […]

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ROEBUCK RETREATS

January 10, 2008 kim lien 0

Apparently it was all just some helpful tree-shaking: Time to shake the tree. Sacking the captain was the only story remotely dramatic enough to bring […]

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SIR EDMUND HILLARY

January 10, 2008 kim lien 0

Sir Edmund Hillary, shown above with fellow Everest conquerer Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, has died at 88. Weird political footnote: Hillary Clinton claimed to have been […]

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CAR COLDENED

January 9, 2008 kim lien 0

California’s Mike H. emails: Just got back from San Francisco, where I found something right up your alley, so to speak, since it combines automobiles […]

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MONEY NICKED

January 9, 2008 kim lien 0

Nicolas Sarkozy hits on a deleriously French means of funding ad-free public television: Funding would be generated by a tax on mobile phone operators and […]

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NOBODY LIKES BAGS

January 9, 2008 kim lien 0

In China: China is banning production of ultra-thin plastic bags common at shops and supermarkets and ordering customers to be charged for any they use […]

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WEATHER REPORTED

January 8, 2008 kim lien 0

An unexpected delight – this report on unusually toasty weather in New York doesn’t mention global warming once: Just when it seemed like winter’s bite […]

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EARTH LAST

January 7, 2008 kim lien 0

Gaia’s ugly and unsuccessful involvement in Formula One racing is almost at an end: Honda Racing will unveil its 2008 Formula 1 challenger on January […]

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ILLEGAL LEAKING EXPOSED

January 7, 2008 kim lien 0

Sydney Alternative Media has issues with last Saturday’s column: The second last sentence allegedly quotes David Hicks in a letter in his young 20ies with […]