Monthly Archives: November 2010

Most adults are unhappy in their current job, according to a British survey. The survey of 3000 adults found that workers in banking, customer services and office jobs were the least satisfied with their jobs. (Source: MX)

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Children with disabilities are wetting themselves on their school bus because they are forced to travel for up to three hours a day to attend distant special schools. Parents have accused Victoria’s state government of neglecting the educational needs of … Continue reading

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A British instruction manual for prison staff for dealing with young offenders includes techniques such as elbowing, and driving fingers into groins. The manual ‘Physical Control in Care’ guides staff on what restraint and self-defence techniques are authorised for use … Continue reading

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A Catholic priest is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a teenager he molested, according to prosecutors. The Reverend John M. Fiala, of Texas, faces a lawsuit and criminal charges for sexual abuse of a child, who … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: ““He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care”. A Congressional staffer describes newly-elected Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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Pauline Hanson has abandoned her plans to immigrate to England, saying it has been ruined by immigrants. After a tour of Europe, Ms Hanson said that “I love England but so many people want to leave there because it’s overrun … Continue reading

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The United States’ most influential think-tank has released a report questioning the value of the US continuing the war in Afghanistan. The report by the Council on Foreign Relations says that given “the complex political currents of Pakistan and its … Continue reading

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America’s Better Business Bureau has given ‘A’ ratings to a neo-Nazi website, and a non-existent company named after an Islamic fundamentalist group responsible for suicide bombings. a group of Los Angeles business owners paid US$425 to the Better Business Bureau … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: The Poppy Appeal is once again subverting Armistice Day. A day that should be about peace and remembrance is turned into a month-long drum roll of support for current wars. This year’s campaign has been launched … Continue reading

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Defence Minister Stephen Smith has cracked down on media coverage of the war in Afghanistan, gagging senior Defence Force officers and insisting that any media inquiries to the Defence Force be diverted to his office. Under the new regime, Defence … Continue reading

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