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Archive for January 2007

Hicks charges due 'next week'.

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After torturing David Hicks for 5 years the USA finally says it is almost ready to lay fresh charges against him.

Hicks, who was callously abandoned to his fate by the Australian government after all other US allies in the misguided war against Iraq had *their* captured citizens returned, has been ‘interrogated’ by methods the Nazis wouldn’t have been unfamiliar with.

There is of course not a hope in hell he’ll be acquitted of any of the charges that may eventually be laid. After all this time to acquit him would make the Bush administration look even worse than they already do… and that us saying something!

The entire episode has already been an appalling travesty of justice and is set to be a lasting blot on the administrations of both George Bush *and* John Howard.

A government that throws its citezens to the wolves is not one that gets lasting respect.This is the sort of episode you don’t forget.

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Written by welshdog

January 31, 2007 at 2:54 pm

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I hate online games.

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A ‘friend’ sent me a link to Gridlock.

It’s a simple little game based on ‘Rush Hour’ where you move blocks about until you ‘release’ a trapped one… and then move up a level. I’m currently stuck solid on level 31… and cannot see *any* way out… it is *so* frustrating!

Gawd… no wonder I never get any work done. I get so addicted to these things sometimes 😀

Written by welshdog

January 30, 2007 at 7:04 am

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Financial Consultants… grrr…

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The wife spent two and a half hours with one tonight… then he has the cheek to want her to pay him $600… personally I reckon *he* should pay *her* for boring her to tears!!

Written by welshdog

January 29, 2007 at 10:00 pm

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No change for P & O

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The ongoing inquest into the lonely death of Diane Brimble is still ongoing, but it appears cruise line P & O are still unable to protect their passengers from predatory males.

The latest episode involves a 16 year old girl who claims she was raped on a cruise just a few days ago. She was prevented by security guards from committing suicide after the alleged attack and six detectives have been interviewing passengers to try to establish exactly what happened.

Nonetheless this will certainly cause even more harm to the cruise company who are still reeling from the revelations of the Brimble affair.

I doubt I’d allow my daughter anywhere *near* a cruise ship.

Written by welshdog

January 28, 2007 at 7:36 pm

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Skaf Gang-Rapes to become a film?

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Funding has been approved by NSW state and federal sources for a film to be made about the effects on one of the girls pack raped by Bilal Skaf and his cronies.

I have severe reservations about this sort of film. There was a tv mini-series a few months ago about the horrific death of Anita Cobby and that I felt also went too far.

On the other hand I’m not in favour of state sanctioned censorship. While the film shouldn’t be made, I think it has every right to *be* made… I just hope they treat the subject with some sensitivity and allow the victim *some* dignity… which if course she was not given by Skaf who is quietly serving the first decade of his 55 year sentence..

Written by welshdog

January 28, 2007 at 7:27 pm

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Hurley gets his day in court

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After months of suspicion of involvement in the death of Palm Island resident Mulrunji Doomadgee. He has already been named as being the ’cause’ of his death, but rather than live a lifetime under a cloud he is to have his day in court in order to prove his innocence.

At the same time the police in Queensland are threatening to pull out of policing aboriginal communities. Seems a strange way to allow a police force to behave. Surely the police want justice to be seen to be done as much as the rest of us? Why else would they *be* policemen in the first place?

Written by welshdog

January 27, 2007 at 8:23 pm

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Another lesson to be learned.

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Yet another tragedy involving kids, cars and heat.

Two small boys aged four and five died yesterday after spending several hours locked in the boot of a car in temperatures that reached 34 degrees. They were found by police and rushed to hospital but could not be revived.

There are a lot of questions surrounding this case but it’s another example of how dangerous even the simple things can be in this country.

Written by welshdog

January 26, 2007 at 7:02 am

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