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Anti-Dynasty Law: True Justice for Maguindanao Massacre

Five years ago today, between 10AM and 3PM of Nov. 23, 2009, 58 people were abducted from a highway checkpoint in Sition Malating, Ampatuan town by over 100 armed men. 679 more words

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The Story Of The Mystery Plane, The Cash, The Drugs And Maybe The CIA 3

Some weeks ago I started a blog post about a mystery plane that turned up in Australia, a significant quantity of illegal drugs, a large amount of cash and likely CIA involvement. 1,866 more words

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Frans Lanting talks animals on Ted talks

I was having a look through Ted talks (as one does) and came across this short 3 minute video with guest speaker Frans Lanting. 297 more words


Putin The Not So Sharp Shooting Russian President

As we speak, Australia is playing host to the G20 summit in sunny Brisbane. And it is. Very sunny I mean and very hot as well as Downunderville rolls into a southern hemisphere pre summer. 843 more words

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Was Justice Served In The Pistorius Case?

Here’s a question for you. What is a life worth? In the South African justice system, if you are white, famous and rich, the answer is ten months. 739 more words

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Rupert's Eldest Is Now My Favourite Murdoch

I have a new found respect for press baron, Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son, Lachlan.

I am kind of surprised at myself that I’d be defending a Murdoch when a lot of what his father and brother did, with the News of the World and the phone hacking scandal, was utterly indefensible and brought great discredit to the profession called journalism. 569 more words

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Jurisdiction and Custody: Why VFA Should Be Revised

The murder of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, allegedly by US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, last Oct. 11, 2014 has put The Philippines-United States Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) back in the news. 544 more words

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