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Monday, October 4th, 2004

Mindfully.org
Noam Chomsky.

He wanted to believe

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

It’s about the “kids overboard” affair.

It’s not about the lies.

And it’s not about what he knew and when he knew it.

It’s about the fact that he believed without hesitation that parents would actually throw their children into the ocean.

That he would want to believe such a thing speaks volumes about his character.

That he didn’t seek any real proof is classic lawyer behaviour. Rely on the ‘advice’ or ‘reports’ that you’ve been given. Don’t ask a question when you don’t already know the answer. Especially when the answer might be one you don’t want to hear. This is not the behaviour of a leader. It’s the behaviour of someone who thinks it is a big game and what’s important is to win the game.

It’s not a game, John. It’s about people’s lives.

Perhaps you should learn the second verse of our national anthem, John.

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

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Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Kurt Vonnegut.

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Thursday, July 15th, 2004

Interesting and amusing review of the inspiration for The Da Vinci Code.

It’s always heartening to see a 419 scammer scammed.

John Howard’s Lies. Geez, where do you stop?