July 2004

A quick note from the Fleet Center in Boston, where American politics is taking a back seat to mainstream media reality. The networks have decided that our democracy is bad for their business, which is why this week viewers were treated to worm munching (NBC's "Fear Factor"), puking (CBS's "Big Brother") and snack room hi-jinks (ABC's "Less than Perfect") instead of convention coverage. This is the sad reality of a big media that prefer laugh-track gastronomics to political discourse.

A quick note from the Fleet Center in Boston, where American politics is taking a back seat to mainstream media reality. The networks have decided that our democracy is bad for their business, which is why this week viewers were treated to worm munching (NBC's "Fear Factor"), puking (CBS's "Big Brother") and snack room hi-jinks (ABC's "Less than Perfect") instead of convention coverage. This is the sad reality of a big media that prefer laugh-track gastronomics to political discourse.

A quick note from the Fleet Center in Boston, where American politics is taking a back seat to mainstream media reality. The networks have decided that our democracy is bad for their business, which is why this week viewers were treated to worm munching (NBC's "Fear Factor"), puking (CBS's "Big Brother") and snack room hi-jinks (ABC's "Less than Perfect") instead of convention coverage. This is the sad reality of a big media that prefer laugh-track gastronomics to political discourse.

The Peres sellout; the Zeevi murder

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 29/07/2004 - 01:23

by Barry Chamish

Why do people fall for such obvious scams? Bush is really mad at Sharon for his unilateral Gaza pullout because it could hurt his re-election chances. So Sharon has to fly to Washington to beg for his approval.

'The environment and the USFTA'

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 29/07/2004 - 01:04

The Howard Government has abandoned plans to establish a low-grade nuclear waste facility in the Woomera area of South Australia, mainly because a High Court decision went against the Commonwealth's forced acquisition of its preferred site.

SELWYN JOHNSTON
Senate Candidate and Team Leader
QUEENSLAND INDEPENDENT SENATE TEAM

(QldGovSpin) Caltex upgrade approved

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 29/07/2004 - 00:46

Minister for State Development and Innovation Tony McGrady and Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman today announced approval for a major upgrade of the Caltex oil refinery at Lytton.

(QldGovSpin) Caltex upgrade approved

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 29/07/2004 - 00:46

Minister for State Development and Innovation Tony McGrady and Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman today announced approval for a major upgrade of the Caltex oil refinery at Lytton.

The Federal Environment Minister is laying the ground work for the Howard Government to walk away from its full responsibility to compensate people affected by its new reef zones Queensland's Environment Minister, John Mickel, said today.

(QldGovSpin) Project shows cityport vision for Cairns

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 29/07/2004 - 00:35

Cairns: The Cairns waterfront will be revitalised to boast a world-class tourism precinct thanks to a $160 million property development project, expected to begin construction soon.

The Greens will pressure the next federal government to increase the average Murray River flow by 3,000 gigalitres, or 25% of its natural flow, Greens Senator Bob Brown said in Adelaide today.

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