Monthly Archives: January 2012

Is this the beginning of the end for Newt?


In Florida for the Republican Primary where Mitt Romney is expected to easily defeat Newt Gingrich today. Is it the beginning of the end for Newt? He is promising to continue to fight until the August convention. But losing here … Continue reading

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World’s best brickies


Watching at Australia competing at the world bricklaying competition inLas Vegas. Must admit one of the more unusual events I’ve covered. Brickies lay up to 800 bricks in one hour – about a normal day’s work. I guess it’s not … Continue reading

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Newt appeals to “swing” voters


Stole this off a mate but it was too good not to repeat. With Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich’s ex wife claiming he wanted an “open marriage”, does that mean he will appeal to swing voters? With thanks (and apologies … Continue reading

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And then there were four


No real surprise with the news Texas Governor Rick Perry pulls out of Republican race and endorses Newt Gingrich.

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Mitt’s mis-hits


Just when it appeared Mitt Romney was running away with the Republican presidential nomination he has handed his opponents a gift. Revelations that he paid up to 15 per cent on his yearly earnings (he won’t reveal how much yet), … Continue reading

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Just deplorable


Can’t believe any professional soldier would contemplate something as deplorable as urinating on bodies – any bodies. Probably says just as much about their upbringing as their training. Also hard to believe – especially after the furore of Abu Ghraib … Continue reading

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Saying no to supermarket monopolies


Great idea in Brooklyn where locals got together and opened a co-op supermarket to save at least 40 per cent and have fresh, locally grown (mostly organic) food. Its 16000 members each work 2 3/4 hours a month packing shelves, … Continue reading

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