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August 21, 2004

I found the news and politics boring today. I scanned it all online this afternoon but nothing caught my attention. I couldn't be bothered that Ross Cameron, the bible-bashing, morals-crusading federal Liberal MP for Parramatta is a fornicator and an adulterer. The guy lacks a lot of understanding of how society works.

I had that jaded, cynical mood of the Canberra Press Gallery after several days on the campaign trail. You know, the sense of having seen it all the spin about nothing much in particular before, but you cannot remember when or where.

So a joke from the London Times:

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Finn Andersson, Microsoft Technician

Microsoft needs to be broken up in the name of competition since it acts like a monopolist. I find the Windows world to be very frustrating.

And this is what I would like to see happen to spammers:

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Stephanie Bennett, Spammers Prison

Spammers are an argument against the free market so loved by Ross Cameron who says good economic governance is about light regulation and trust.

The spammer subcontractors use the same spamming lists to pound us all day and night via public infrastructure. We know that there is always more spam coming down the line, yet our ISPs make spam and virus filters optional and costly extras. Why is it not included in the monthly fee and made it mandatory. Everyone would benefit apart from the spammers.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 10:45 PM | | Comments (0)
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