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terrorising the neighbourhood .....

Israeli Air Strike Again Kills
Palestinian Civilian

By Ian Fisher & Steven Erlanger

Published: June 21, 2006

JERUSALEM, June 21 - A
Palestinian woman was killed today in Gaza after a pair of Israeli
missiles veered off target, one of them slamming into a house. It was the
latest in a series of botched air strikes that have killed a dozen Palestinian
civilians in the last eight days. 

donny's cuban "vacation camp" .....

Pentagon documents
on the prison at Guantanamo that were made public
yesterday by the main American organization for the defense of individual
liberties, the ACLU, confirm, according to the ACLU, the prisoners'

These documents obtained by the
ACLU thanks to the Freedom of Information Act "are the latest evidence of
the desperate and immoral conditions that exist at Guantanamo Bay," the
organization's director, Anthony Romero, declared yesterday in a communiqué. 

New Karaoke Lyrics For Alexander Downer

Come Mr Alex, man, tell me I'm bananas
Daylight come and me wanna go home
Nuclear missles from Korea gonna harm us
Daylight come and me wanna go home.

May-o, me sing May-ay-ay-oh
Daylight come and me wanna go home

Work all night for a sniff of bum
Georgie-girl gives me a call I come

Love my Halliburton shares
Australia"s ambassador but no-one cares.

Love the old U.S. Of A.
They don't think karaoke's gay.

May, we sing May we sing May we sing May we sing May we sing May we sing May-ay-ay-oh.
Daylight comes and wish you go home.

good old uncle dick .....

‘Last week's grim milestone of 2,500 American military
deaths in Iraq will look even grimmer after tonight's "Frontline"
documentary, "The Dark Side." 

The damning 90-minute exposé (10
p.m. PBS) stops short of laying those bodies at Vice President Dick Cheney's
feet. But it does finger Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld — through
more than 40 interviews with CIA veterans, journalists, politicians and others
— as the ones who ignored, suppressed and manipulated intelligence after the
9/11 attacks to lead us into war with a country that had nothing to do with our

chicken soldiers .....

Car bomb and air strike kill

From Al Jazeera
Wednesday 21 June 2006, 4:15
Makka Time, 1:15 GMT 

... Four others who were injured
in the strike on two farm houses in the Shaikh Qaddur al-Shahin village
early on Tuesday, were detained by US forces, Haidar al Tamimi, an Iraqi
journalist, told Aljazeera. 

the "value" of greed .....

‘Americans paying $3 per gallon at the pump have it
relatively cheap when compared with prices globally, say oil and gas company
executives, who defend their record profits as essential to maintaining

parts of Europe and elsewhere in the West, gasoline prices are more like $5 per
gallon to $7 per gallon, said the chairman of ConocoPhillips Co., James J.

is a global business, and it's not only that we need to add to supply, but we
need to reduce demand," Mulva said. "In the United States alone, we
have about 2 percent of world oil reserves, 5 percent of the population and yet
we use about 25 percent of the world's consumption of oil."

a democracy fit for a rodent .....

Senate committee overhaul evil:

Federal Opposition Leader Kim
Beazley has described the Government's plan to cut the number of Senate
committees as an "evil act". 

The Senate committees can hold
specific inquiries into legislation or broader investigations of general

Nuclear Alex says that Korea Could Nuke Australia... Again

Here we go with another Korean missile scare.  After warnings from
the U.S. for Korea not to test a missile that could potentially drop a
nuke on American soil, Mr Downer has revealed that Australia is also
within range.

 [extract from ninemsn]

A missile North Korea plans to test fire has the range to reach
Australia but the country is an unlikely target, Foreign Minister
Alexander Downer says.

Australia has added its voice to a growing
international chorus demanding North Korea give up plans for the test
launch of a long range ballistic missile.

no longer my ABC .....

Dear ABCTV ….. 

Just a quick note to let you know
that, after tonight, we will no longer be watching ABCTV News.

We’re no longer sure where you
“source” your News Reports, but the absence of journalistic content &
balance has become all too evident for our liking. 

For example, tonight we were
treated to a hysterical piece, reporting action by the United States in warning
North Korea against conducting a scheduled test firing of a long-range
ballistic missile: claiming that the United States would view the test as a
“provocative act”.

whale killers .....

what's a little torture amongst friends .....

‘The United States has failed to
comply with its obligations under the Convention Against Torture at home and
abroad. To justify torture and abuse in the "global war on
terrorism," the government narrowly defined torture and argued that the
prohibition against cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment does not apply
outside the United States. Its selective interpretation of the Convention
justified the development of interrogation techniques that violated the treaty,
created a climate of confusion among U.S. soldiers, and led to widespread
torture and abuse of detainees in Guantánamo Bay, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

another crappy brew .....

From the ABC ….. 

Labor got it wrong on AWAs: Howard 

Prime Minister John Howard has
stepped up his criticism of Labor's pledge to abolish individual workplace
contracts, after an opinion poll revealed it has not impressed voters.

The AC Nielsen poll shows support for the ALP has dropped 3 percentage
points since the Labor Leader, Kim Beazley, pledged to do away with
Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA). 

the great prevaricator .....


A question for Mr Howard. It's not related to the helicopters but is the
Government planning to allow American military bases to be built in northern


‘Well we made an announcement
some time ago, I think it may have been two or three years ago, after a, from
recollection, a visit to the United States by the former Defence Minister
Senator Hill to the effect that we were going to expand the capacity for
training and operational exercises, if I could put it that way, in northern
Australia for Americans. And whether you describe that as bases or not, I don't
know. But can I say very openly that the notion of that sort of thing occurring
in Australia, whether you call it a base or not, involving American forces is
not something that I would do other than very warmly welcome. And I'm sure it
would be warmly welcomed not only by the Commonwealth Government, but I know it
would be very, very warmly welcomed by the Northern Territory Government. 

"aussie tony" & the value of big business .....

‘Britain has secretly honoured a raft of senior US
military and business figures in the past three years, it emerged last night.
The recipients include General Tommy Franks, the man responsible for the
"Shock and Awe " Iraq war attack plan, and Riley Bechtel, head of the
Bechtel Corporation.  

Mr Bechtel, the billionaire head
of the US-based engineering giant, was handed a CBE for "services to
UK-American commercial relations" in 2003, according to information obtained
by The Observer. He is a likely bidder for future nuclear plants in the UK and
has made hundreds of millions of dollars in reconstruction projects in Iraq.
Others honoured include several senior US military figures, among them
Vice-Admiral Timothy Keating, the man in charge of maritime forces during the
Iraq invasion, and Rear Admiral Barry Costello, commander of the Third Fleet
and Task Force 55.’ 

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