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Australia’s mining tax and the CIA conspiracy

Australia’s mining tax and the CIA conspiracy

By Fri, Mar 23, 2012 1:06PM UTC 4 Comments Australia’s mining tax and the CIA conspiracy

The mining tax has dominated Australia’s political landscape this week. The Senate passed the mining tax on Monday imposing a 30 percent tax on super profits generated by mining companies from coal and iron ore. The tax revenue will be used to elevate income and pension funds of the less well-off Australians and to cut tax on small...

The Stratfor emails tell us nothing about Saleem Shahzad’s purported CIA connection

By Fri, Mar 09, 2012 1:56AM UTC Comments Off

I awoke this morning to the news that one WikiLeaks memo speculated on the late Saleem Shahzad’s professional affiliations. In particular, this bit stood out: The poor bastard went down the rabbit hole and was neutralized. ISI is fully infiltrated by sympathizers and operatives. So, he was killed by ISI. Will we find a smoking...

Rationale behind The Bright Side

By Tue, May 17, 2011 3:16AM UTC 1 Comment

Being a journalist in a Least Developed Country (LDC) like Bangladesh has its perks. There is never a dry day for news here! As the population is huge, at about 158 million according to the CIA World Factbook, news breaks out approximately every 15 minutes, as far as I can estimate. The issues include crime,...