Obama Greets Chavez

Well, what was he supposed to do? Some of the criticism seems a little unfair – he couldn’t very well have refused to shake Chavez’s hand. He just didn’t have to look so jolly pleased about it. Especially after Chavez’s recent remarks about the US during his very chummy visit to Iran:  “It’s a policy …

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Another Philippine Hostage Free

It is not clear yet whether Swiss Red Cross worker Andreas Notter was released, or left behind after police chased a group of terrorists who tried to break through the cordon surrounding their camp. The military has been drawing closer over the last few days after months long talks failed to produce any results. One more (Eugenio Vagni) …

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57 Babies Mixed Up in Queensland Hospitals Last year

But it’s not our fault, says the Queensland Nurses Union. We’re like, you know, really busy and that. Really. And really, it just looks like we lost more than twice as many as in 2006 because we’re, you know, taking the time to report these things. And getting better at reporting and that. But really …

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Kutcher out-Tweets CNN

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a hoot. Or whatever it was. Ashton Kutcher of ‘That 70s Show,’ husband of Demi Moore, has beaten CNN to be the first Twitter ‘microblogger’ to reach 1 million followers. For all that I prefer real blogging to that other kind, it is still a pretty remarkable achievement for one person …

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Peter Carey Tipped To Take Literary Hat Trick

According to the Man Booker Prize website, ‘The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for their achievement in fiction.’  Arrgh! Bizarre that such a horrible gramatical blunder should be sticking out on the front page of a website for a prize dedicated to quality in writing. One writer cannot be ‘their’. ‘Their’ is plural. …

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Facts On Antarctic Ice Reported In Mainstream Media

Like I said a few days ago, the times, they are a changing. The facts were always there, but it is hard to imagine this news would have been reported this fairly a year or so ago. Minister for Pussy Cats Peter Garrett still claims that ice in Antarctica is melting because, you know, the world …

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US Environmental Authority – CO2 A Dangerous Pollutant

It’s a health risk, and endangers public welfare. Where did they read that – Dolly Magazine? Carbon dioxide is not poisonous, and it is not a pollutant. It is as necessary to plant life as oxygen is for us, and vital for all life on the planet. Contrary to some advertising claims, the trees will …

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UN Celebrates Hitler’s 120th Birthday

With a conference to condemn Israel. You couldn’t make this up, honestly. Hitler was born on 20th April 1889. 20th April 2009 is the first day of Durban II, the second United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Except of course it isn’t against any of those things. It’s just against …

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