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Greg Black

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If you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.

FQE30 at Qld Raceway 25 May 2003


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Worthy organisations

Amnesty International Australia — global defenders of human rights

global defenders of human rights

Médecins Sans Frontières — help us save lives around the world

Médecins Sans Frontières - help us save lives around the world

Electronic Frontiers Australia — protecting and promoting on-line civil liberties in Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia


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Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Tue, 13 Jul 2004

ALP loses more ground

I have previously written about my growing disenchantment with Mark Latham’s leadership of the ALP. I now discover that he has watered down one of the policy decisions that I had been pleased with—as reported by ABC News. It seems that, although he’s sticking to his promise to withdraw our troops from Iraq, he is now promising the USAnians that he’ll be happy to rush off to war “if the US was the target of another major terrorist attack.” The ABC story suggests that this undertaking is intended to boost the ALP’s credentials with the United States, and that certainly seems to be a fair assessment. There is now no chance at all that I’ll vote for the ALP in the next election.