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  • n. a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)


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  • It's just a crooked smile. Like, in this case, when I'm indulging in a Nostalgic Moment. At other times it's brought on by trying to affect a Lancashire accent.

    November 13, 2008

  • What is your emoticon smoking, bilby?

    November 13, 2008

  • Not regularly, rolmonster, though I do noodle around online newspapers of all stripes.

    I suppose my first rewarded article was in 'The Star', a campus newspaper of the then Melbourne College of Advanced Education, where I received free tickets to a movie in return for writing a review. It was something by Fassbinder, apparently forgettable :-7

    My first paid article was for the Indonesian daily, Republika. I became their Australian correspondent for about 6 years.

    November 6, 2008

  • My first paid article appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail.

    November 6, 2008

  • You read the Baltimore Chronicle, bilby? That was the paper where I first got paid for writing.

    November 6, 2008

  • "Pretexts for invading and occupying Iraq went from:

    * WMDs;

    * to removing a dangerous dictator;

    * to establishing democracy in the Arab world;

    * to preventing a civil war;

    * to needing a colonial military victory to retain our global superpower status;

    * to reassuring regional regimes they can rely on us for protection; and

    * to proving America can fight and defeat 'terrorism.'

    However, the longer the conflict continues (as well as the Afghan one), the less credibility any argument holds. The more likely an occupied people will grow more restive and reassertive. A similar likelihood that popular resistance will grow throughout the Middle East, Eurasia and elsewhere. The greater the economic and political cost. The less able a depleted military will be able to sustain foreign wars, and less willing the US public will put up with them. Yet they continue..."

    - Stephen Lendman, 'Reviewing Zionism, Militarism, and the Decline of US Power',, 16 Oct 2008.

    November 6, 2008

  • December 9, 2006