Talking about M’bah rail too costly: report | Politics | Tweed Daily News | Tweed Daily News

 

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M’bah rail too costly: report | Politics | Tweed Daily News | Tweed Daily News
THE STATE Government has all but dashed local hopes the Casino to Murwillumbah railway will ever operate again – at least under its watch.The much-awaited, final report of the Cross Border Transport Taskforce was released with little fanfare yesterday by NSW Transport Minister David Campbell.The five-page report, which has taken three years to come to light, left little room for doubt.“Additional work on the question of a commuter rail line is not recommended,” the task force concluded.

Lest We Forget

Here is a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. He asked his wife to send him dirt {Aus soil}, fertilizer and some grass seeds, so that he can smell the grass and feel it grow beneath his feet.

When the men in his squadron have a mission, they take turns walking through the grass in Australian soil to bring them good luck.image0021 image0032

 

Talking about Milky Way raspberries

 

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Talking about Milky Way raspberries
Mmm … Milky Way tastes of raspberriesApril 22, 2009 Illustration: Simon Letch ASTRONOMERS searching for the building blocks of life in a giant dust cloud at the heart of the Milky Way have concluded that they taste vaguely of raspberries.The discovery follows years of work by astronomers who trained their 30-metre Spanish radio telescope on the enormous ball of dust and gas in the hope of spotting complex molecules that are vital for life.Finding amino acids in interstellar space is a holy grail for astrobiologists, as this would raise the possibility of life emerging on other planets after being seeded with the molecules

Talking about Telstra BigPond News and Weather

 

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Talking about Telstra BigPond News and Weather
Scientists have discovered the Great Wall of China is even longer than first thought.Most estimates, based on historical records, have calculated the Wall stretches for 7000 kilometres through the Chinese countryside.But, after a two year mapping investigation using modern GPS technology, a government mapping study found that the wall is closer to 808 000 kilometres.

Talking about Right-Wingers Are Desperately Trying to Destroy Obama, and the Cowardly Corporate Media Are Helping

 

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Talking about Right-Wingers Are Desperately Trying to Destroy Obama, and the Cowardly Corporate Media Are Helping
Watching Glenn Beck of Fox News rant about "progressive fascism" — and muse about armed insurrection — or listening to mainstream pundits prattle on about Barack Obama as the "most polarizing President ever," it is hard to escape the conclusion that today’s U.S. news media represents a danger to the Republic.By and large, the Washington press corps continues to function within a paradigm set in the 1980s, mostly bending to the American Right, especially to its perceived power to destroy mainstream journalistic careers and to grease the way toward lucrative jobs for those who play ball.The parameters set by this intimidated (or bought-off) news media, in turn, influence how far Washington politicians feel they can go on issues, like health-care reform or environmental initiatives, or how risky they believe it might be to pull back from George W. Bush’s "war on terror" policies

Talking about Opportunity rides the super-highway | The Australian

 

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Talking about Opportunity rides the super-highway | The Australian
Font Size: Decrease Increase Print Page: Print Ziggy Switkowski | April 13, 2009 Article from: The Australian THE Government proposes to facilitate the construction of a new national fibre-optic communications network.This high-speed broadband infrastructure will carry internet-based telephony, television channels and a range of innovative services, and offer affordable transmission of very large data files including medical images, university research, music, games and video. The project cost is estimated at $43 billion, construction will take about 10 years and the ultimate non-government ownership will be settled in about 15 years

Talking about Daily Kos: State of the Nation

 

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Talking about Daily Kos: State of the Nation
Yet another reason newspapers are dying by kos Thu Apr 09, 2009 at 04:02:04 PM PDTNewspapers don’t respect and value their readers. Six years ago, when I was but a wee young ‘un in this biz, I was invited to several journalism conferences to discuss the future of media. I attended 2-3 of them before I quit them cold-turkey. The hostility in those rooms toward me was fierce, and it just wasn’t worth the hassle. Rather than try and learn about what seemed to be working in this newfangled web, they saw me as the enemy and closed ranks.

Talking about Daily Kos: State of the Nation

 

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Talking about Daily Kos: State of the Nation
Our consideration is limited to the present circumstances, for the problem of equal protection in election processes generally presents many complexities.Anton Scalia Bush v. Gore December, 2000 Fellow diarist Libertarian Friend notes that some of the asylum dwellers over at the National Review are experiencing intermittent flashes of rationality, which have led some of them to doubt the wisdom of the GOP’s strategy of tying up the Minnesota Senate race until hell freezes over or the Obama Administration is overthrown by the Glenn Beck militia movement, whichever comes first. Ramesh Ponnuru runs up the white flag