Friday 27th of February 2015

high security .....

high security .....

The most senior British intelligence official, appointed yesterday to oversee MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, has a website revealing his home address, phone numbers and private photographs of himself, family and friends. 

Alex Allan, 56, is the new head of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) with access to sensitive documents and information regarding anti-terrorist operations. 

pork futures .....

pork futures .....

The deputy leader of pork-barrelling, Mark Vaile, has criticised the Audit Office for making public its 1200 page audit of the Regional Partnerships Program, a claim Labor called "an outrageous slur" on the independence of the Auditor-General. 

lest we forget .....

lest we forget .....

On Remembrance Day 2007 – Veterans Day in America – the great and the good bowed their heads at the Cenotaph. Generals, politicians, newsreaders, football managers and stock-market traders wore their poppies. Hypocrisy was a presence. 

No one mentioned Iraq.  

said the sorcerer to the apprentice .....

said the sorcerer to the apprentice .....

Labor fudging election figures: Minchin 

The federal Coalition says its tally of Labor's election promises proves the Opposition is no more economically conservative than the Government. 

bushit by numbers .....

 

bushit by numbers ..... 

Bush Vetoes Major Domestic Spending Measure 

rattus trapped .....

 

rattus trapped ..... 

from Crikey ….. 

A world class exhibition of weaselling 

Mungo MacCallum writes: 

rattus revhead .....

rattus revhead .....

Howard rejects inflation concerns 

Prime Minister John Howard has spent much of the day fending off questions about whether his election promises will fuel inflation. 

Mr Howard announced more than $9 billion worth of promises yesterday at the Coalition campaign launch in Brisbane. 

fishing expeditions .....

fishing expeditions .....

A high profile terror case was abandoned before it got to trial today after a judge found that two ASIO officers had kidnapped and falsely imprisoned a young medical student, Izhar ul-Haque. 

Mr ul-Haque's lawyer, Adam Houda, later accused authorities of launching a politically motivated and "moronic prosecution" against his client. 

core rattus .....

core rattus .....

We want to help Australians get ahead: PM 

Prime Minister John Howard has told the audience at the Coalition's official election launch in Brisbane that the best years of the nation lie ahead. 

'This election is about the future of our great nation, not the past,' he said. 

the hallelujah trail .....

the hallelujah trail .....

It’s never easy to be a Christian, but lately it’s been tough for the wrong reasons. 

Confessing Jesus Christ as the Son of God has earned folks censure, exile, dispossession, torture, and death in most times and places.  

counterfeit rattus .....

counterfeit rattus .....

Howard planning spending spree: Labor 

Federal Labor is warning that Prime Minister John Howard will go on an irresponsible spending spree at the Coalition's election campaign launch tomorrow. 

monkey business .....

monkey business .....

from Crikey ….. 

So often there is one moment in an election that becomes emblematic of that campaign.  

from the mouths of babes .....

from the mouths of babes .....

Howard to pitch for family vote 

The Federal Coalition will unveil measures to improve housing affordability and give extra support for carers in a range of family-friendly policies at its official campaign launch in Brisbane today. 

Are Aussie Spooks Using 2nd-Hand US Intel?

The whole bloody thing is turning into a fiasco. I'm still amazed that the Australian media haven't arced up more on the obvious double-violation by ASIO in that they undoubtedly used improperly held US intel to make their adverse security classification. Quick refresher time: A Defense document shows that Army analysts wrote a report on the Halliburton protest and stored it in CIFA [US Army's Counterintelligence Field Activity]] 's database. It's not clear why the Pentagon considered the protest worthy of attention--although organizer Parkin had previously been arrested while demonstrating at ExxonMobil headquarters (the charges were dropped). But there are now questions about whether CIFA exceeded its authority and conducted unauthorized spying on innocent people and organizations.
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