Monthly Archives: May 2010

The manufacturers of faulty children’s medication tried to perform a “phantom recall”, having contractors buy the medicine in bulk so that they didn’t have to announce a recall. Faced last year with Motrin IB caplets that were not dissolving properly, … Continue reading

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Victorian children in the care of the state have suffered further abuse and harm at the hands of the people chosen by authorities to keep them safe, a damning investigation by the Ombudsman has found. The Ombudsman’s report reveals cases … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Don’t be shy about pulling something you like out of the trash.” “Take long walks in the woods as a low-cost dating alternative.” ‘101 Ways To Save Money’, given to laid-off workers by Northwest Airlines in … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “I believe that Congress must fight to uphold the traditional values that undergird the strength of our nation. The family plays a fundamental role in our society.” American politician Mark Souder, in a videotaped interview conducted … Continue reading

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A conservative commentator has claimed that an Arab-American winning the Miss USA beauty contest is a victory for terrorism. Rima Fakih is the first Arab-American to win the contest. Conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel wrote “I just wonder if this whole … Continue reading

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Opposition leader Tony Abbott has admitted that he will sometime “go a little bit further” than the truth. Mr Abbott was asked by ABC interviewers about his statement earlier this year that he would not increase taxes, and his recent … Continue reading

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American police officers have misreported crimes, refused to take reports altogether, and intimidated witnesses who reported them, in an effort to lower crime statistics. Adrian Schoolcraft, formerly a New York police officer, secretly recorded conversations with supervisors and others, to … Continue reading

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One of Australia’s most powerful blue-collar unions may break its 108-year links with the Labor Party. Members of the Electrical Trades Union’s Victorian branch will be polled next month on whether they support ending their affiliation with Labor. If approved, … Continue reading

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Banks have illegally taken up to $5 billion from customers in fees and charges, according to a newly launched class action. The action is targeting various types of ”exception fees”, or penalty fees, charged by the banks. They include honour … Continue reading

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A British man who placed a poster of Conservative Party leader David Cameron containing the word “wanker” in his window says police handcuffed him in his home on election day, threatened him with arrest, and forcibly removed what they said … Continue reading

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