Category: International events

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31/10/06

Permalink 17:55:39, by admin Email , 38 words   English (NZ)
Categories: International events

Who needs commonsense when you've got the law?

This has to be the funniest thing I've read in months. Obviously there's something of a flaw in that electoral legislation that it takes a coin toss to decide who wins when one of the candidates is dead! more »

09/12/05

Permalink 17:53:09, by admin Email , 222 words   English (NZ)
Categories: International events

We did not torture that prisoner

For some convoluted definition of torture. Obviously one of the things the Republicans do admire about Bill Clinton is his way with words - and the way he defines words to dodge a bullet. No, grabbing someone's shirt or slapping their face (once) doesn'… more »

07/12/05

Permalink 21:09:32, by matt Email , 245 words   English (NZ)
Categories: International events

Only $75,000?

At first I thought it had to be a mistake. A man suing the CIA for allegedly subjecting him to the process known as "rendition", taking him to Afghanistan where he was detained for five months and, he says, tortured, and he's only asking for USD75k plus… more »

23/11/05

Permalink 21:48:13, by matt Email , 188 words   English (NZ)
Categories: International events, Technology

Could Sony be any more fucked?

So far we have them facing a lawsuit from the state of Texas, potentially with damages of $100k per violation - that is, $100k for each and every CD that Texas can prove was sold in the state. Then we have the EFF suing them for all kinds of heinous act… more »

18/11/05

Permalink 23:15:27, by matt Email , 87 words   English (NZ)
Categories: International events

We're not paranoid, this is a healthy level of fear

TUI! As a New Zealander of European Descent, I have concerns about going to the US, and won't be for at least as long as it takes them to get a grip. If I were of foreign - especially Middle Eastern or African - descent, though, the US would be right… more »

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