Monthly Archives: February 2008

Judas at the Beijing Olympics

Judas Iscariot was an expert in “public relations”. “And while yet he spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.   But Jesus … Continue reading

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A Light in the Darkness: Charles Fawcett, Exemplar of Moral Courage

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  Gospel of John, 1:5 Maybe it’s time to demonstrate that Ned Kelly’s Pub is not only concerned with bashing liars, dissemblers and moral cowards (aka, most Western journalists … Continue reading

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Chinalco’s Dawn Raid on Rio Tinto Shares – More than a Business Deal

Over the next few months, the Australian Financial Investment Review Board (FIRB) will have a tough job deciding whether it is in Australia’s best interest to approve Chinalco’s acquisition of more than 14.9% of Rio Tinto shares.  A crucial task … Continue reading

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Yang Ray’s Fair and Balanced Dialogue

YANG RAY: Good ev-uh-ning. Welcome to CCCTV’s (Culled Chinese Communists’ TV) weekly program, “Epilogue”, where the frustrated fag-ends among the elite Communist Party Princelings clip our coupons while we practice our English with our equally frustrated peers among the Anglophone … Continue reading

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This is just to prove that Catherine and I are real “China Hands” who have an exquisite and snobbish understanding and appreciation of “Oriental” cultures: Here you go!

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