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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 20:19 Source

Kris2 has called me ‘cunt’ repeatedly in the last few hours and said, repeatedly, that I only ‘pretend’ to mourn Mandela.

I offered to settle for an apology and fifty thousand dollars but he refused even the first part of this.

I therefore intend to bankrupt him in a court action he cannot win.

He was banned for life, and unwise to come back.

I will print everything he writes in from now on.

There will be a lot of money in it.

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George Monbiot Friday, December 6, 2013 - 19:44 Source

A new government appointment provides a chilling insight into its priorities.

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website 5th December 2013

You want to appoint a new chairman for Natural England, the government body responsible for protecting nature.

Do you look for:

a. someone with a background in ecology and a track record of interest in the natural world?

Or

b. someone with a background in accountancy, investment banking and house building? And a track record of making large donations to the Conservative party?

Doh! b. of course. What were you thinking?

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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 19:20 Source

Prime Minister, which member of your ministry owned a ‘Hang Mandela’ T-shirt, and wore it on a visit to England in 1987? How many of your present ministry, and John Howard’s past ministries, did this?

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Friday, December 6, 2013 - 18:16 Source

Sharkcallers ruled this remote island where new sea monsters are setting up, to go where no one has gone before – with implications no one can predict – to bring treasure from the depths of the ocean.

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Friday, December 6, 2013 - 18:15 Source

How Greens leader Christine Milne learned to stop worrying and bombed the debt ceiling.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 17:37 Source

I ask the Minister: how do we know how many boats are coming? How do we know, after this, how many boats are getting through?

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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 11:21 Source

Australian intransigence over East Timor is nothing new, and neither is the courage of some of our own in standing up for justice. Bernard Collaery is one of those rare people, writes Shirley Shackleton

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The Melbourne Urbanist Friday, December 6, 2013 - 11:09 Source

Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, Should public transport perform like a car? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2013/12/06/should-public-transpor...

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Café Whispers Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:20 Source
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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:13 Source

He was 95.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:06 Source

Will Abbott now say why his hero Howard wanted Mandela hanged.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:06 Source

Losing Qantas and Holden in a week, and getting Weary Dunlop’s name wrong, and cutting the schoolkids’ money by ninety percent, shows just how unAustralian they are.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 08:15 Source

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WixxyLeaks Friday, December 6, 2013 - 08:00 Source

On Wednesday we saw the mainstream media embrace the tactics of the prosecution in the criminal trial of Craig Thomson and seek to further trash Thomson’s name and reputation.

In what is often described as “Trash” or “Gutter Journalism” we saw pictures of prostitutes and brothel interiors and ridiculous tales of alias names and prostitutes with fake names.

What did any of this prove? Nothing

What relevance did it have to the case? None

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 23:05 Source

Late Final Extra. This day!

World News. Libertarian conference 2014. See also Events (just under the evil dwarf in the photo).

Posts of the week. Andrew Bolt as “collateral damage” for anti-hate speech.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 19:07 Source

Today, December 5th, 2013, future historians will note, was the day ‘the partial renationalisation of Qantas’ became a thinkable notion, a plausible option, and Australia changed.

If it is done the partial nationalisation of Holden will follow, and Cottees, and Berlei, and those iconic brand names that made us, in old times, catch our breath, and the old, wise way of partial socialism in a thinly peopled continent will resurrect itself, return to life, and things will be better for all.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 18:56 Source

More thread.

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Drag0nista's Blog Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 18:47 Source

‘Drunk on Power’. Regular post for The Hoopla.Filed under: Politics Tagged: asylum seekers

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 14:21 Source

Reblogged from rossleighbrisbane:

The trouble with numbers is that most people don't really think about them.

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Peter Garcia-Webb Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:51 Source

You vote Abbott in and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. There was of course no chance that the opposition would have allowed Australia to reach its debt limit next week. But it got upstaged by the Greens leader Christine Milne. As a result she, and Treasurer Joe Hockey have emerged as the good guys. And yes, this is the same Joe Hockey who before the election claimed Australia’s debt level proved that Labor could not manage the economy.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:46 Source

Without serious oversight, spy agencies will just 'get on with the job' - which apparently means spying for commercial interest and on our close allies, writes Civil Liberties Australia CEO Bill Rowlings

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:38 Source

Can the Treasurer name one foreign critic of Labor’s economic performance?

Can he name two?

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:31 Source

Engaging in soft diplomacy in Asia is not in the ABC's remit, as Mark Scott thinks. They should stick to newsgathering - which includes publishing uncomfortable leaks, writes Ben Eltham

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:52 Source

This year women cleaned up at the Walkleys - but surveys show discrimination in the media is still rife. Wendy Bacon on the surprising results of our Women in the Media study into TV current affairs

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:15 Source

chris pyne

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:08 Source

THE Gonski backflip brings to $16.5 billion the cumulative damage to the budget bottom line from discretionary decisions taken by the government in the three months since its election.

Looking at that sentence you might start getting concerned.

Spending is going in the wrong direction to be sure, but the devil is in the detail.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:26 Source

The Australian has lashed out against the forces of cheap comment, the Triple J set and callow young reporters. This was the plan all along, writes evil new media mastermind Ben Pobjie

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:26 Source

The Australian has lashed out against the forces of cheap comment, the Triple J set and callow young reporters. This was the plan all along, writes evil new media mastermind Ben Pobjie

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 08:08 Source

GDP: This is the third quarter of sub 2.5 per cent annual growth.All other things being equal, this suggests the unemployment rate will continue to rise.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 08:00 Source

Tony Abbott’s “intelligence” is noted around the world, and he isn’t the only politician whose stupidity we laugh at… until we realise they have the keys to the economy and their fingers on the nuclear buttons. So, take the quiz, and find out if you are smarter than a politician. Answers at the end of the post, no cheating…

Boris Johnson, Conservative mayor of London recently failed to answer any of the first 3 basic questions correctly.

Question 1) How many apples would you have if you took two apples from three apples?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three

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