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text At what cost the LIES we tolerate? finch, Wednesday, Aug 20 2008, 4:27am
Few societies today believe in their governments, in fact most people view their governments as criminal! Few people trust or believe their political leaders especially in view of the implausible explanations offered for highly questionable events such as 9/11, Iraq WMD and the anthrax letters. We all remember Colin Powell's academy award winning performance at the UN, which resulted in a shift of opinion in favour of pre-emptive war. Today we know EVERYTHING Powell said was a LIE yet we tolerate it! Should we then expect a person like Cheney to desist from his loathsome criminal activities?
international / social/political / opinion/analysis

text Rice demands immediate Russian withdrawal from Georgia Kingfisher, Saturday, Aug 16 2008, 6:10am
[It hurts doesn’t it?] We are all apt to overlook glaring indicators during frantic media bombardments of mis/disinformation, especially the one currently raging over Georgia’s unprovoked attack on South Ossetia. But note the tone of desperation in the media today! The measured and calculated propaganda campaigns delivered during the illegal Balkan and Iraq interventions are gone; they have been replaced by a truly mindless, disjointed rhetoric punctuated with hysterical simian screeching from Georgia and Texas.
international / peace/war / opinion/analysis

Mikhail Saakashvili image Orchestrated wars: three times is one time too many! finn, Monday, Aug 11 2008, 10:28pm
The ILLEGAL unprovoked, U.S. backed attack on civilian targets in South Ossetia by Georgian forces is now an extremely familiar strategy. First used to great effect in recent times on Yugoslavia, then Iraq – LIES, provocation, response, escalation, destabilisation then FRAGMENTATION, U.S. bases and occupation forces – modern imperialist method in other words. (story and 1 comment and 2 images)
Last Commented Wednesday, Aug 13 2008, 10:11am
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text NATO provoked aggression in Georgia major mitchell, Saturday, Aug 9 2008, 9:27pm
Russia has finally responded to NATO/US attempts to encircle and compromise its defences. After promising to support its traditional ally Serbia, regarding the illegal secession of Kosovo, and failing to do anything but whimper, the Western orchestrated secession occurred. Russia rightly became the laughing stock of the developed world and was thereafter perceived to be a vacillating, timid and weak State -- a fallen superpower! Has the situation changed this week with Russian military intervention in South Ossetia? I think not, and professional opinion seems to support this view. (story and 3 comments)
Last Commented Sunday, Aug 10 2008, 9:30pm
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Bereft Rudd image Murdoch’s man: Oz PM, Kevin Rudd, hand picked for the job! budgie, Tuesday, Aug 5 2008, 11:29am
Few remember the fateful lunch in New York that sealed the fate of a nation for three years.

When Rupert Murdoch and Kevin Rudd, now Prime Minister of Australia, emerged from a New York restaurant Murdoch responded to a reporter’s question with, “I think Kevin Rudd would make a good Prime Minister.” However, the crucial follow-up question was not asked, FOR WHOM, because conditions for the population are worse now than under the previous Howard government? (story and 1 image)
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Pick the 'real' Karadzic! image Karadzic charged at the Hague flake gordon, Thursday, Jul 31 2008, 12:42pm
Radovan Karadzic appeared in the dock at the Hague today charged with invading oil rich nations on the pretext they possessed WMD. The Former Bosnian Serb leader faces genocide charges for causing the deaths of over 750,000 innocent Iraqi civilians. He was also accused of surgical missile strikes on numerous wedding parties in Afghanistan, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians including women and children. The Bosnian Serb leader insisted the wedding parties were in fact Muslim terrorists planning the overthrow of the entire world! (story and 1 image)
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis

Former Commissioner Moroney; who, me? image Abe Saffron and the dance of the flaming arseholes ernie, Sunday, Jul 27 2008, 2:27am
The title refers to a ‘stage act’ at one of Saffron’s clubs, The Venus Room, a venue that catered for Sydney’s working class Joes. The undisputed king of Sydney’s Entertainment Underworld not only catered for the knights of the realm, ‘sophisticates’ and closeted power brokers but to the common people; yes, Abe was a true Aussie egalitarian criminal who provided entertainment for everyone! (story and 1 comment and 2 images)
Last Commented Sunday, Jul 27 2008, 10:03pm
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joker.jpg image Counter Intelligence Training yarra, Monday, Jul 21 2008, 10:26am
Sometimes it pays to inform your opponent directly rather than leading him by the nose or allowing him to believe he actually thought of something rather than act on the very subtle cues you placed in his brain. Great idea, why didn’t I think of that? Doh! (story and 2 images)
international / mass media / opinion/analysis

text Serbia: eat shit and learn to like it! branko, Sunday, Jul 20 2008, 11:31pm
As Belgrade considers returning ambassadors to nations that recognised the illegal secession of Kosovo, Montenegro considers recognition! Recognition by Montenegro would be the last straw for the Serbian people and nation; Serbia would be destined for oblivion, which has been the American/NATO plan since the illegal bombings of 1999.
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text Greatest opportunity since War of Independence major mitchell, Friday, Jul 18 2008, 11:36pm
The founding fathers shared the fear that commercial or other self-serving interests would one day hijack their new democratic Republic. [Current circumstances in the U.S. prove these fears were not unfounded]. Provisions were encoded in the Constitution and Bill of Rights to safeguard the fledgling democracy and ensure it remained free of commercially destructive, self-serving interests. The right of citizens to bear arms allowed for a ready militia or citizen’s army that could march on the Capital at short notice if the need arose. The RIGHT to bear arms was NOT designed for personal defence it was designed for NATIONAL DEFENCE AGAINST AN INTERNAL ENEMY! (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Sunday, Jul 20 2008, 4:53am
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text Illegitimate declarations of War and Criminal Government yarra, Wednesday, Jun 18 2008, 11:42pm
The executive powers that Bush and Cheney utilised to gain unprecedented power and unaccountability are based on powers granted to the President during times of war, we all noted how quick – some would say too quick -- Bush was to declare war after 9/11. [US military supplied anthrax attacks were overkill, that and a number of other factors will be your undoing gentlemen!] (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Friday, Jun 20 2008, 11:18pm
international / injustice/law / opinion/analysis

hunger.jpg image Food Summit Sham peptide, Wednesday, Jun 4 2008, 7:17am
Always look where they don’t want you to look! Have we all noticed who is grabbing the headlines at the UN food summit? Robert Mugabe may not have supplied ample distraction so invite the Iranian leader, Mahmmoud Ahmadinejad, and guarantee a diversion! Neither leader fails to mouth off given the opportunity. Both men are very high value headline grabbers. Their presence at the food summit, I would suggest, is no accident. (story and 2 comments and 1 image)
Last Commented Thursday, Jun 5 2008, 12:34am
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text Spring Offensive gan, Thursday, May 29 2008, 10:00am
In an unexpected strategic twist – opinion favoured an offensive during an attack on Iran -- local forces and militias throughout the Middle East and Central Asia are mobilising for a simultaneous and concerted offensive against the American invader/occupier! A coordinated, simultaneous offensive of this type would smash the hold America has on a number of nations in the region. America simply does not have the human resources to respond to such a coordinated offensive. Nor would America’s few allies be willing to fight illegal wars of occupation on America’s behalf! (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Friday, May 30 2008, 8:42am
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text The simple and obvious solution nano, Saturday, May 24 2008, 11:09pm
Zoologists marvel over how ‘dumb’ animals display foreknowledge of impending natural disasters; the tsunami in SE Asia and now the China earthquake -- giant pandas were seen ‘parading’ in unison (highly unusual behaviour) hours before the quake struck. Yet humans, who were once also able to detect similar and more information from their immediate physical and psychological environment, today seem unable to detect a solution when it stares them in the face!
international / imperialism / opinion/analysis

text The Fat Lady IS singing .. gan, Thursday, May 22 2008, 1:25am
and as we all know ‘her’ vocalisations indicate that it is all but over! Have you guessed? She is nature herself singing a refrain of devastation and massive planetary upheaval for humankind – THE ENTIRE ECOSPHERE IS OUT OF KILTER; all the ramifications of which are largely unknown BUT what is KNOWN is horrific!
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wheatglobe.jpg image Sowing the wind nano, Tuesday, May 20 2008, 11:04pm
Over twenty years ago (take note Al) an Australian commercial channel aired a program on the impending destructive effects of pollution on the climate and the environment. It was a measured, rational, non-sensationalist but heavily supported with scientific data presentation. It detailed the effects of global warming on major ocean currents and the dire consequences for North-Western Europe; it highlighted the potential wholesale destruction of sensitive coral reefs and the maritime ecology. It referred to biological indicators, stressed amphibians, frogs and the disturbed migration pattern of birds. All evident at the time – 20 years ago! But the most alarming indicator was accelerated glacial melting/receding -- high mountain glaciers feed the world’s largest food producing river systems! (story and 2 comments and 2 images)
Last Commented Wednesday, May 21 2008, 10:23pm
international / environment / opinion/analysis

text Serbian elections: Russian ally full of shit! petrovic, Tuesday, May 13 2008, 5:01am
There is no shortage of commentary regarding the Serbian elections nor is there any shortage of misinformation. Western ‘news’ media were quick to announce a ‘victory’ for the pro-Western party led by Tadic; however, while Tadic outpolled his primary nationalist opponent he is clearly unable to govern in his own right, a minor fact the western ‘news’ media ‘overlooked!’ (story and 2 comments)
Last Commented Tuesday, May 13 2008, 10:51pm
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Sen. Hillary Clinton image Hillary ‘obliterate Iran’ Clinton shoots self in foot nano, Thursday, May 8 2008, 9:53am
It’s all but over for the dogged Clinton but few commentators are citing the word that finished her chances, “OBLITERATE!” A word that carries every connotation the American people are tired of. WAR is no longer a winning strategy in the USA and for very good reason! (story and 2 images)
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text America: ignorance greater problem than disinformation yarra, Sunday, May 4 2008, 11:56pm
Earlier this year I reported on a retired American high school teacher who hadn’t heard of Richard Perle, a highly influential neo-conservative responsible for much of the trouble in which America now finds itself. Imagine that level of ignorance and you will have little difficulty understanding how demented 'senior' Republicans like John McCain are able to garner support for their race for the Presidency. Social and political ignorance is endemic in the USA. The schoolteacher was not the exception but the rule!
international / peace/war / opinion/analysis

text Superpowers prepare for War in the Middle East finch, Tuesday, Apr 15 2008, 9:52pm
The superpowers are quiet at the moment but its not a restive quiet, it’s a lull before the storm! Few would misinterpret Cheney’s recent (preparatory) trip to the Middle East; Bush’s plan to ‘get Iran’ is about to be realised; Syria will have to wait or perhaps that task has been allotted to Israel. This war will see the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons by America and its ally Israel – the utter murderous INSANITY of it all -- but what of Russian and Chinese interests in the region?
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