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Monday, May 10th, 2010
10:46 am
[liveinthepastm]
Save the Costume Museum!
We're about to lose another cool attraction in the Adelaide area.

Have you heard of the Costume Museum in Lobethal? Have you been? It's a stunning collection of clothes all set out beautifully, from a lot of different eras. It's owned by an elderly lady who has been dedicated to the collection from a very early age. A really lovely museum, and a real asset for people who like history, for tourists going to Lobethal when it's not Christmas, and for teachers and students.

We went there yesterday, with the intention of just finding out when it was open (we've not been for a few years), and we were surprised how cheap it was- $3.50 for adults! We asked when it's open and the elderly lady there said that we'd better not take too long to get there again because they're being forced to close down in about 4 weeks time.

Apparently the Lobethal council wants the room, and the elderly lady who owns it is also having trouble with affording the insurance and the rent. They've also been pushed back to one corner of the building- they used to have the whole building. There are hundreds of outfits up in the attic space that they have no room for. And apparently they can only find four volunteers, and they're all elderly.

The clothes are going to be dispersed to their original owners and some sold to the town of Millicent- we're going to lose yet another historical thing in Adelaide- we don't have enough already.

Something about it didn't seem at all right- it's a really big asset to the Hills area, and to South Australia. Why has no one offered to sponsor them? Why is no one volunteering so these ladies aren't feeling so stressed? Apparently they make all their own coat hangers for goodness sakes, because they can't have any metal or plastic or dyed fabrics touching the clothes, and they do it all themselves. No wonder they're feeling overwhelmed. I'm also suspecting that they're having trouble advertising- it used to be in the paper but we'd not seen it advertised for years- I'm wondering if they just don't know how to advertise in a more modern way, how to ask for sponsorship or volunteers, because of their age and perhaps lack of technological know how, and that is adding to their issues with paying for their rent because they rely on just passing trade/gossip. And this business with the council- why the heck is the council not HELPING them, rather than kicking them out of the space? Honestly, I'm appalled.
I know it sounds like this tiny thing run by old ladies, but it used to be this absolutely gorgeous display, and looking in the door yesterday, it still is. Everything is nicely presented, it's not at all dodgy. It COULD be a real tourist attraction, and I feel that because they've apparently not been given help, it is not. The council is probably thinking 'eh, it doesn't bring in that much money' but that's because they've been pushed further and further back so their display is less impressive, and had no help with sponsorship or advertising. I feel like it's a bunch of old people who have been taken advantage of- what she was telling me just didn't seem right at all.

I'm recommending that you get up there within the next two weeks and check it out before it disappears.

I'm also begging for people to join me in making this more public- I want to write to the papers. It might be last minute but people still need to know that it's going away, and there's always a chance of a last minute save due to public protest or a generous sponsor. It really is something great that is being lost.

Want to join me in writing letters to the editor, or to the Lobethal Council? Know any places that might be interested in offering sponsorship to help offset rent and insurance fees? (Fashion shops perhaps?) Know anyone who might want to volunteer to look after the place for a day a month or something?

Right now I'm thinking some 'for shame!' filled letters to the editor and the Lobethal Council might do something. And post to your twitters and facebooks about it.

Do you think it doesn't sound right either?

Letters to the Editor Form

Possible Adelaide Hills Council contact form? I'm not sure if this is the right one.

Join me!
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
10:57 am
[hreoc_web]
Australian Human Rights Commission photography competition
http://www.humanrights.gov.au/photo_comp/index.html

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) is holding a photo competition based on the theme - ‘Dignity and justice for all of us’.

We're searching for images that reflect the theme of the competition and provide a unique approach to a human rights subject. For some, the photograph will record a moment that celebrates dignity and justice; for others, it will capture fundamental rights and freedoms being recognised; or it may be an observance of what human rights means to you.

Entry categories - under 18 female, under 18 male, 18 and above. (Australian residents).

Great prizes and entry is free.

Entries close 31 October 2008.
Monday, August 11th, 2008
2:50 pm
[ben_ramman]
War of Georgia


Hi, this video is directed to an American public and the rest of civilized Western world. I am a Russian citizen, I live in United States for a long time, for over 10 years. I happened to be in Russia now and I caught all this "action" that's taking place in South Ossetia, a region in Georgia. I never posted on youtube, but I couldn't hold myself from doing it now. I had to do this.
My message to American public is meant as a wake up call. American and other Western media especially CNN is feeding you complete horse shit! Russia did not invade and did not attack Georgia. It was a response to a horrible war crime committed by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, this irresponsible man who just can't stand Russia, hates us, and will kiss America's and Europe's ass just to get a chance to join NATO and European Union. America has always supported Georgian "democracy" and I suspect actually that it was America who instigated Georgia to commit this crime.... on the first day of Olympics! How ironic is that? But please don't take this allegation too close heartedly, my point is not about whether or not U.S. government had any role in this, my point is to give you truth about what really happened Thursday night

So again, Russia did not invade or attack Georgia, as your media outlets are saying.

A brief geography and history lesson. South Ossetia is a very small region about 40 miles by 40 miles in the northern Georgia. It's population is around 70000 people. It borders with Russia. Today, many of the residents of South Ossetia are Russian citizens holding Russian passports, it's our people. South Ossetia had claimed independence from Georgia in 1992. Obviously it was never recognized by any international organizations. In 2006, they held an election where 99% of the voters supported independence from Georgia, and the turn out rate was 95%, it was monitored by a team of 34 international observers from the West. It still was not recognized by the world. As an analogy I would like to bring Kosovo situation, Serbian region in the south that was illegally snatched from Serbia and made into an independent country. Please look it up on Wikipedia and see how similar this situation is. How ironic is that America never supported Southern Ossetia same way it supported Kosovo. Obviously, it was made to show Russia how unfriendly the rest of the world is towards us.

Thursday night, Georgian military started an attack against South Ossetia. It was yesterday. They shelled the main city of Tshinkvali. They killed over a 1000 people. The excuse was to "restore the constitutional order in the region". BULLSHIT! This attack was an attempt to commit "ethnic cleansing", it was an act of genocide. They shelled civilian houses, schools, hospitals, without any warning. They also captured several villages near Tshinkvali. Reports say that they attempt to kill anyone of the Ossetian nationality. It was a pure act of Genocide. Wake up!

Russia couldn't watch this atrocity happening to its own citizens. We had no choice but to bring in our military into the region and protect our people. Whatever happens next the world needs to know, that the cause of this conflict is Georgia and its president. Before you accept what your media tells you, before you get fired up by McCains irresponsible allegations and comments, try remember all the lies that American media had always fed you, try to read news from other media outlets, not russian, but other parts of the world, other than U.S. or U.K.'s media.

America needs to wake up and stop doing what it's doing. Stop seeing an enemy in Russia. Stop using countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia who are basically acting like prostitutes of U.S. government in their public acts of hatred towards Russia.

And finally need to say, Mr. SSHAshvili that's how we like to call him. S.SH.A stands for U.S.A in Russian. Mr. SSHAshvili will pay for what happened yesterday.

http://roman7927.livejournal.com/276.html
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
9:02 pm
[russroach]
Adelaide & Worldwide Scientology Protests
Howdy all, anyone else been attending, interested, etc?

http://www.anonsa.org

I will make a note this is not a protest of religious choice, but a protest of the actions from the leaders of the Church.
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
10:53 pm
[newsoftoday]
 
Americans are asking for Political Asylum...Why don't we hear about it?     

There is no country in the world that understands propaganda more than the United States. Billions are spent at the Pentagon on what you hear and repeat. The mainstream news is a psychotronic parade as the democrats bumble and the reporters comment as though they are on the Bush administration payroll. 

The truth is not reported. The public responds as a story of importance makes breaking news only to see it squashed in the next 72 hours. Americans are asking for political asylum and you are not hearing about it. 

The government is torturing American citizens who are Whistleblowers-  myspace Darren Gelbard, youtube Monarch Katherine Moore, and DIA Topoff to see electronic warfare torturing a U.S. citizen in 2007. Or, for those of you who think these victims are conspiracy theorists, there are the ADS military tests on youtube, 60 Minutes, and CNN. People being hit out of thin air by a ray beam. For real!

Weapons that can harm or kill you from a distance, without leaving marks if the operator so desires, are being used on people in their homes. There are interviews with U.S. citizens who are victims and with a Baghdad surgeon in which he states there are bodies in Iraq he and his team of ten Doctors have seen that are being killed by..."No bullets, no shots..arms cut straight off...we don't know what kind of weapon it is." A Baghdad Orchestra player also stated he saw bodies where..."Only the face was burned, no eyes..and the teeth. The rest of the body was untouched.

The Washington Post released an article called Mind Games in which the victims of psychotronics and V2K described what it was like to have someone mentally and physically torture you using communications and electronic warfare from a distance. And Russia is trying to ban Space weapons after Congress changed the bill that would have banned psychotronics years ago. This is the most dangerous game. Weapons that no individual can defend themselves against. Weapons that manipulate people and that torture and can kill you in your home with no warning from a distance.
 
 
Current Location: United States
 
Saturday, March 1st, 2008
5:05 pm
[newsoftoday]
news
 
Americans are asking for Political Asylum...Why don't we hear about it?  
There is no country in the world that understands propaganda more than the United States. Billions are spent at the Pentagon on what you hear and repeat. The mainstream news is a psychotronic parade as the democrats bumble and the reporters comment as though they are on the Bush administration payroll. 

The truth is not reported. The public responds as a story of importance makes breaking news only to see it squahed in the next 72 hours. Americans are asking for political asylum and you are not hearing about it. 

The government is torturing American citizens who are Whistleblowers-  myspace Darren Gelbard, youtube Monarch Katherine Moore, and DIA Topoff to see electronic warfare torturing a U.S. citizen in 2007. Or, for those of you who think these victims are conspiracy theorists, there are the ADS military tests on youtube, 60 Minutes, and CNN. People being hit out of thin air by a ray beam. For real!

Weapons that can harm or kill you from a distance, without leaving marks if the operator so desires, are being used on people in their homes. There are interviews with U.S. citizens who are victims and with a Baghdad surgeon in which he states there are bodies in Iraq he and his team of ten Doctors have seen that are being killed by..."No bullets, no shots..arms cut straight off...we don't know what kind of weapon it is." A Baghdad Orchestra player also stated he saw bodies where..."Only the face was burned, no eyes..and the teeth. The rest of the body was untouched.

The Washington Post released an article called Mind Games in which the victims of psychotronics and V2K described what it was like to have someone mentally and physically torture you using communications and electronic warfare from a distance. And Russia is trying to ban Space weapons after Congress changed the bill that would have banned psychotronics years ago. This is the most dangerous game. Weapons that no individual can defend themselves against. Weapons that manipulate people.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
6:14 pm
[posty]
This is crossposted from adelaideians
hope that's ok, I figured this is exactly the community who needs to know about this.

Hi people,

I thought it'd be good for people to know that the Kava Hut will be effectively closing down soon, due Mr Howards crackdown on child sexual abuse and substance abuse in remote Indigenous communities.

I see you go, "what..? how are they related?". well, there obviously is some abuse in remote areas of kava (presumably? I can't find any articles), subsequently ALL the licences to import kava have been revoked. is easy to do, and has been done since the 25th of June.

This pissed me off enough to go write an article about it and do a video interview with the owner. Here's the interview.



There's a petition started, head down there and sign it if you don't want the kava hut to be shut down, even if you don't drink (or even like!) kava.

the Address is 254 Hindley St Adelaide. It's about half way between worldsend and the maccas on the end.

because why should the government be able to ruin a good place such as this, and stop you from doing something which is pretty damn harmless?

Get Up, Stand up! Sign the petition! Get Involved in the community!

Digg link here.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
1:44 pm
[jisforjasmine]
new member!
Hello to everyone,
I am a young activist interested in getting involved in more protests in Adelaide so i thought i would join this community to be informed about events happening, to rant,  rave and share ideas about certain issues i am passionate about, and hopefully meet more adelaide activists!
I am also interested in creating  my own zine  expressing  my thoughts on basically everything, if anyone is interesting in creating it  with me please add my msn zombieguts_@hotmail.com and we shall discuss it furthermore.
Tuesday, July 4th, 2006
11:39 am
[pordraet]
help a desperate student!
Hey there everyone,
I'm a year 12 student in NSW and I'm doing a social research project for my HSC, with the focus being civil disobedience. As part of this, I had organized to conduct interviews, but these have fallen through at the last minute!

So I am, asking, pleading, begging, that one of you lovely people will give me twenty minutes (probably less) of your time to fill out an interview (via email). Basically the questions revolve around YOUR experience with civil disobedience; rallies, protests etc.

My email address is ashimation@gmail.com, if you are interested, let me know, or leave a comment!

Love,
stressed and desperate student.

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, December 5th, 2005
11:44 am
[backwardsgirl]
Please come along ... and circulate this blurb ...

Campaign Against Nuclear Dumping 2006 planning meeting
Free booze, free cake, free everything
This Tuesday December 6, 6-8pm
Conservation Centre, 120 Wakefield St
Everyone with anti-nuclear tendencies welcome!

The Campaign Against Nuclear Dumping is one of Adelaide's bestest community-based advocacy groups for a clean and renewable future. CAND was part of the successful campaign against the Federal Government's plans to dump nuclear waste on Kokatha land in SA, and now we are focussing on new ways to promote sustainable alternatives to the current fixation with dangerous and dirty technologies.

Join us for free booze, free cake and free everything as we plan for 2006! We're aiming to strengthen our relationships with Indigenous communities and to continue looking for creative, innovative and effective ways to promote environmental sustainability and shut down the nuclear industry.

It's a really important period, with a wave of uranium exploration underway, the industry and its political sycophants pushing hard for a nuclear 'solution' to climate change, and early steps underway to promote the introduction of nuclear power into Australia.

Better active today than radioactive tomorrow.

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Boo to the booze and yay to the Cake! Incidently I am making a cake for it, some sort of hodge podge cake, yay!
Saturday, November 19th, 2005
11:00 am
[mcpia]
Fellow members of SA
Scientology is a dangerous cult which causes the death of many, it is a extremally volitile and aggresive community. I suggest you take a look at some of the scientology sites on the internet, including their own official site so that you too can gain greater understanding of their criminal behaviour.

I am contemplating holding a peaceful protest at the scientology building (authorised and all) in the city on North Terrace. If you are interested, or would like further clarification I am avalible at:

the_loud_mime@hotmail.com

Or simply comment on here. Thankyou.
Monday, November 14th, 2005
9:41 am
[kosja]
92,06 КБ
lifearound
If you like to feel pulse of your city, village, town, block... wherever you live, join community now, and express yourself!
Sunday, November 13th, 2005
11:03 pm
[distantsun]
I know I'm from Perth, not SA, but I'm passing this link on from a UK friend of mine because it's an Australian national issue and awareness needs to be raised about it.

Nobody should be detained without charge, not least people who are simply going about their lawful business!

Australian journalist Andrew Mueller arrested in Cameroon
http://www.livejournal.com/users/simon_price/34609.html
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
5:18 pm
[backwardsgirl]
This is from the CAND (Campaign against nuclear dumping) group:

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Peaceful Protest Against Beverley Uranium Mine
Monday September 26: 7.45am to 10am
45 Grenfell St, Adelaide - outside the Heathgate Resources building.

Which uranium mining company is dumping liquid nuclear waste in SA groundwater?

Which uranium mining company has used spies to infiltrate environment group/s?

Which uranium mining company is fully owned by US -based multinational General Atomics?

Yes ... it's those sensitive new-age nuclear cowpersons at Heathgate Resources! Proud owner of the Beverley uranium mine ... proudly not Australian ... 'keeping the environment in front, out back' as the company says (when its not dumping liquid nuclear waste and acid in groundwater).

Now Heathgate wants to expand its uranium mining operations so it's time to ...

Tell Heathgate to FUCK OFF back to the USA!

And to tell CEO David Brunt that we're worried about him and that we would never stick an anti-uranium sticker on his back when he's eating in the markets, or give him the wrong directions when he's going to a pro-nuclear luncheon!

Peaceful Protest
Monday September 26: 7.45am to 10am
45 Grenfell St - outside the Heathgate building.

Organised by Campaign Against Nuclear Dumping
Ph 0417 318368
'Better Active Today than Radioactive Tomorrow'

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Haha. Look how this bit: "Tell Heathgate to FUCK OFF back to the USA!"

Contrasts this bit: "Peaceful Protest"

Eh.

Anyway, theres going to be like a Mad Hatters Tea Party, with yellow cake, and maybe some liquid nuclear waste. Im planning on playing the mad hatter, perhaps, or some sort of version of it. I mean being crazy sorta comes easily too me so eh!
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
9:55 am
[cinniespider]
Upcomming events
I've just joined and am wondering if there are and upcomming events anyone knows of =)

Carly

Current Mood: optimistic
Friday, August 5th, 2005
2:58 pm
[misterbenno]
Hiroshima Day - 60 years on
I realise that this is quite late notice, however:

Rally at Victoria Square at 12 noon on Saturday, 6th August (ie, tomorrow) to protest SA's continued Nuclear Proliferation (exports from Roxby being used for nuclear power & weapons in China, N. & S. Korea, Japan and the USA).

March to Tandanya for a public meeting at 1pm.

Speakers:
Prof. Richard Broinowski (ex diplomat, expert on Australian nuclear/uranium policy)
Dr. David Palmer (senior lecturer Dept. of American Studies, Flinders University)
Mike Dunphy (President, Japan - Australia Friendship Association)
Yami Lester (Maralinga survivor)
Dr. Irene Watson (chair)
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
4:25 pm
[backwardsgirl]
I got sent an email about this:

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Save Tassie Forests & Support the Gunns 20

This important public meeting addresses the issues of conservation and the right to protest.

Friday July 29th, 7.00pm Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood.

The main speaker will be Senator Bob Brown.

Gunns Pty Ltd has served writs on 20 individuals and organisations, alleging that these 20 ( Gunns 20 ) conservationists have damaged Gunns's profits and reputation.

The Greens "Forest Transition Strategy" offers sustainable solutions for the Tasmanian forest industry. <http://tas.greens.org.au/publications/reports/forest_transition_strategy_sept_04.pdf>

Other speakers on the night include the four Greens SA Legislative Council candidates presenting the issues of education, sustainability, activism and the law.

A video on the TARKINE WILDERNESS will also be screened.

Tickets at $10 each are available from the Greens office (ph 8212 4888),239 Wright St, Adelaide or through local Greens branches.

Greens members & supporters are encouraged to sell tickets to friends.

Also help is needed for the bar, donations stall, merchandise and information stalls.

Please contact Doug McCarty, (8391 3285 or mccarty@chariot.net.au) if you would like to join the team.
Saturday, June 4th, 2005
4:28 pm
[own_me]
When approaching the issue of asylum seekers the first question we need to ask is if it is actually necessary to incarcerate people who come to our shores in the sometimes-desperate search for a new life.
In my opinion it is and the following simple statement of the facts should be able to sway any rational person toward this same opinion as I hold.

There are two major reasons for the detainment of individuals who come to our shores. The first is the obvious reason of security; we cannot let just anyone into Australia. Especially when we are involved in such controversial overseas wars. It is for this reason we need to detain people for security checks.

In some countries, such as China, population controls like the one child policy are in place and asylum seekers would be deterred for these economic reasons. In Australia this is not the case. If anything we need an influx of people.

People also bring food when they are illegally entering Australia because they generally land away from towns and cities so that they are not detected and they need this food for the travel. This food can contain many diseases that Australia has not encountered such as foot and mouth disease. These diseases could cause devastation in the agricultural industries. Asylum seekers could also bring animals with diseases such as rabies, or human transmitted diseases like the recent epidemic of SARS. It is for these health reasons we need to find every person trying to enter Australia.

So we do need to detain asylum seekers due to national security and so we can make sure they are not bringing disease into our nation.

Our current system aims to reach these two objectives, preventing dangerous people and disease from entering our nation. The system that we currently use to reach these two goals fails us.
We have distributed advertising in Indonesia telling of the huge fines for transporting people across to Australia. Our current government ‘the liberals’ brought in these fines and they are ineffective in reaching these two goals. They deter people from wanting to be found and more and more asylum seekers will land every day, hidden due to fear of these fines bringing in the very rare terrorist and disease with them.

The system is not only failing it is killing people.

People detained in their boats for fishing our waters or for trying land upon our shores often don’t have enough food for the wait when we illegally (under UN conventions) detain their boat in our waters and they die. There have been eleven such cases.

The system is not only failing and killing people. When we do actually catch asylum seekers and bring them to Australia alive they are mistreated.

Asylum seekers are held in these facilities for many years. With the current amount of people held in the facilities at the moment it costs the Australian public $106 dollars a day per head of population. We not only hold adults in these jails but children too. Amnesty International has defined this facility as unacceptable for children to be held in. The studies into these facilities have also stated that the human rights guidelines set down in international law for the imprisonment of people with metal illness are not followed in these facilities, as was further exposed by the Cornelia Rau case.

These asylum seekers, the majority seeking a better life, get locked up in this crowded jail for as long as many paedophiles do for doing nothing other than leaving everything behind to make this beautiful country, of which needs a bigger population, their home.

Australia, because of our useless asylum seeker detainment system, can no longer pride ourselves on our human rights record. During the Tampa crisis in 2001, in which we refused to accept four hundred and sixty Afghan refugees fleeing from a war we had helped create, Amnesty International called for International action against the Australian Liberal Government. Unfortunately it didn’t come.

So it is known that we need to detain asylum seekers, it is known that we need to attract them for this detainment to work efficiently and it is known that we scare them off. Therefore the system does not work.
It is also known that when we do capture asylum seekers we inhumanely imprison them for longer than many people that actually break the law, reaffirming the fact that the system fails us.

Solutions to the issue of asylum seekers come cheaper than the current system and more efficient.
The first thing to do would be to advertise that no persecution for asylum seekers or their transporters will occur as long as the boats that bring asylum seekers to our shores land at our ports. This would mean virtually every boat that brings asylum seekers would land at a port in Australia where they would be transported to a housing establishment in isolated Australia. The asylum seekers are then broken up into nationalities. They then all go through a security check while they receive free training in the English language and Australian culture + etiquette. After this security check is completed the asylum seekers are given four thousand Australian dollars and the choice to stay at the facility to get free training in a trade or service that Australia requires. After the asylum seekers have completed the training or if they choose not to they are let loose on society with a temporary visa and without checking their refugee status because personally I would call anyone willing to travel on a dodgy boat over dangerous seas a refugee.

After three months their progress in society would be checked. Things like if they had a job, if they were members of any volunteer organization etc. and a decision would be made on if they would be granted permeant citizenship or an extended visa for more of a chance to adapt to society.
These solutions are easy to reach, much cheaper than our current system and more effective.

There are some common myths about asylum seekers spawning from a belief in our failing system.

The main myth is that asylum seekers are queue jumpers because in most counties there is a queue of people declared refugees waiting to escape their countries. This ‘queue jumper’ title is false in many cases because Australia and most other first world counties do not have diplomatic representation in countries where we do not agree with the politics of the leader in power and as such there are no queues to jump in these countries and no way of ‘legally’ escaping. These countries include Afghanistan which is where the ‘Tampa’ boat was from and which is also the hardest country to survive in, according to the UN.

Another myth is that asylum seekers are illegal immigrants. This is untrue because under Australian and international law a person arriving in Australia with no documents declaring themselves a refuge is defined an ‘asylum seeker’ and they are entitled to a fair hearing for refugee status. The title ‘illegal’ is meant to refer to people who overstay their visas and most of these ‘illegals’ are westerners. In Australia right now there are some five thousand people from Briton that are legally classified under the crude term 'illegals'.

Another myth is that asylum seekers will take our jobs. This is untrue also because Australia is in need of twenty thousand trades men in the short term and for our economy to keep growing we need even more people than that. Asylum seekers might take jobs, of which we have a surplus, initially but in the long run they will spend the money they make and by doing so improve our economy and create even more jobs for everyone to fill.

Another myth is that asylum seekers have terrorists among them. This is true to an extent, asylum seekers can have terrorists with them travelling incognito, as such, however this is only a reason to stop using our inefficient system. These terrorists are very rare however. Eighty four percent of all asylum seekers are found to be refugees and that is by the tight arse regulations ‘our’ inhumane government enforces.

Another myth is the fact that the asylum seekers threw their children overboard a couple of years ago. The government was told that this was what happened by the Army and released the information. The army then reviewed the video footage taken of the incident and realised that children were not thrown overboard. When John Howard’s Minister for foreign affairs heard from the Army Officer that had just viewed the video footage that the claims that asylum seekers had thrown their children overboard were false the Minister replied ‘well we had better not know about that until after the election’.

Another myth is that Australia takes too many refugees in already. This is false; we take a third of the refugees in that Britain does. This is a ratio of one refugee for every one thousand five hundred and eighty three Australian citizens. Bare in mind that one in every one hundred and twenty five people in the world are refugees therefore, statistically, our intake is very very small.

Another myth is that if Australia lets all these refugees in they will take our benefits. This is untrue. A recent study has shown that unauthorised immigration in the US boosts their economy by $800 billion per year.

This system being shown for what it is, an inhumane and inefficient one, and these popular myths support by the liberals being destroyed shows only one thing. Australia is indeed past its due date for a raceme change.
Sunday, May 1st, 2005
7:57 pm
[own_me]
Ad-busters is a wonderful mag, for all of you who do not know.
Culture Jam is a wonderful book and it comes from ad-busters.
And join the fucking Jammer-group for adelaide if you know about it!!

www.adbusters.org
7:56 pm
[own_me]
(Found on a bathroom wall somewhere in the U.S.A.)
You've taken over my mind. You've raped my thoughts with your image viruses then sold me fake cures for your own disease. Your words and pictures scream orders at me like angry prison wardens. When I cover my ears, your voices echo in my head. I hate you. When I see your billboards, your talk shows, your rock concerts and your factories, when I see the work of your twisted libidos, I want to kill you. I want to set fires, plant bombs, derail trains. I want to smash your buildings and tear at your bodies until the skin of my hands is worn to the bone. I am filled with a rage that burns my eyes.
I don't want to feel this way. You have done this to me. These feelings are the fruits of your multi-billion dollar sowing. And I am not alone. There are others like me out here. Every suicide, every madman, every man and woman who gets a gun and just starts shooting -- these are your illegitimate children. They don't all know what they are doing. All they know is hate for the invisible walls which you have raised around them, hate for the narrow path you have tried to make them walk. And the innocent pay in blood for your negligence.
Remember this: My mind is big. The more you try to push me down and make me small, the greater the pressure inside me becomes. The greater the pressure, the greater the chance of an explosion. There was once a time when I felt love, but now I feel only hate and anger, and fear at what I might do. And you can tell me to "BE HAPPY," but I know that you really mean "BE QUIET".
Believe me, I want to be happy. You stand in my way.
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