Monthly Archives: September 2011

A European airline’s response to a passenger’s cardiac arrest was to give him a drink and a sandwich, and charge him for it, according to the man’s family. About an hour into a Ryanair flight, 63-year-old Per-Erik Jonsson went into … Continue reading

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An audience of American supporters of the Republican Party have cheered the idea of letting an uninsured man die. During a televised debate between would-be Republican Presidential candidates, journalist Wolf Blitzer asked Congressman Ron Paul about a hypothetical patient who … Continue reading

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The Victorian government’s claim that Victoria would be hardest hit by a price on carbon has been contradicted by economic modelling that it commissioned. A report by Deloitte Access Economics commissioned and paid for by the Baillieu government found that … Continue reading

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British children are caught in a “materialistic trap” in which they are unable to spend enough time with their families and instead are bought off with “branded goods” by their parents, the United Nation’s children’s agency Unicef warns. Three years … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “There’s one big fact that’s not backed up. There is no proof that there’s ever anything like a gay, lesbian or bisexual or transgendered child, or teen or human. One of the other things you’re gonna … Continue reading

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American state employees who abuse disabled people in their care are nevertheless keeping their jobs. In one case in 2007, a female staff member at a home in New York state was accused of holding a disabled person by the … Continue reading

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An inmate on Texas’s death row for the past 16 years, has been spared lethal injection on the grounds that the jury at his sentencing hearing was told he was a danger to the public because he is black. The … Continue reading

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Health Services Union boss Michael Williamson failed to disclose that his son was using a Health Services Union building to run a recording studio. In 2006 the HSU bought an almost $800,000 industrial building in Banksmeadow, near Sydney Airport. Two … Continue reading

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Victoria’s main tax collection agency has been accused by senior staff of mismanagement and of failing to confront nepotism and bullying. Two senior staff members of the State Revenue Office have separately detailed concerns about the promotion of a relatively … Continue reading

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A Royal Australian Navy sailor sexually assaulted a female colleage while she lay unconscious, filmed himself doing so, and showed fellow sailors. Royal Australian Navy sailor Keith Eric Calvert used his mobile phone to film himself digitally penetrating the 18 … Continue reading

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