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In my last column I reported that there was some trouble over an electoral roll being used for the wrong purpose - and this was linked directly to a One Nation member. Well it appears that the party can smell trouble, and is now distancing itself from the alleged culprit, Mr Peter Mackay - to the point of suspending him from being branch secretary, with formal investigations into the matter pending. Mr Mackay has not spoken about the issue in recent times. One could speculate that this is due to legal advice, or perhaps the party itself is threatening legal action. This is really the last thing they need, considering the problems of late.
One does not have to wonder why Australia has such grave problems the Parliamentarians have no idea what they are doing or when they are meant to do it!
A Liberal State MP recently wrote in his weekly column:
At least I think it will. As it happens, along with other MPs I've received no notification of when Parliament is actually sitting this year.
All we got was a draft notice late last year stating that the house should reconvene on April 4.
Nor has the date for the budget been formally announced. Continually a culture of secrecy, the Carr Government feels it is best to keep quiet about this year's doing come on, Bob, fess up.
Not sure how much truth is in this folks, perhaps someone who has some knowledge in this area could let me know:
Ever wondered what's in a can of Redbull Energy drink? The smallprint lists a host of ingredients and among them is an artificially manufactured stimulant developed in the early 60's by the American Government.
Glucuronolactone was first used in the Vietnam conflict to boost morale amongst GI's who were suffering from stress and fatigue, but was banned after a few years following several deaths and hundreds of cases involving anything from severe migraines to brain tumors in personnel prescribed the stimulant.
That was in 1973 and Glucuronolactone is still banned for commercial consumption in America to this day. The bad news is that the substance never found it's way to Europe in the early days and was therefore never banned by the EU community.
An article in this months edition of the British Medical Journal has highlighted a growing number of cases reported by Doctors and Surgeons involving the very same side effects from the 70's. All of the patients examined were regular drinkers of RedBull and it is believed that the safety of Glucuronolactone is currently under review in at least three major European countries.
Please pass this on to any RedBull drinkers you know, and next time you get a headache after drinking the stuff, you'll know why!
P.S. Glucuronolactone is also contained in V.
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God Bless As Always
Winners Pastoral Advocacy
Thanks Richard - I'm happy to look at all material sent to me.
I'm Sorry, it's Unattended
The closure of police stations should be attracting as much attention as the closure of banks. However, it is blatantly obvious when a service like banking is obstructed by the closure of a bank but how do you tell if the local police station is staffed? The answer is: with great difficulty. The new advent in policing is shopfront police stations. Where they break for lunch and are consistent in their hours. Ten a week, if you're lucky. After all, daylight hours are obviously the peak crime period. Not wishing to look a gift horse in the mouth, gratefulness remains. The disturbing news though, is that in one particular suburb, the shopfront station is having the rent of the premises maintained, but the police have not been seen there in months.
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While on the subject of police
A policeman had a perfect spot to watch for speeders, but wasn't getting many. Then, he discovered the problem - a 10-year old boy was standing up the road with a hand painted sign which read "RADAR TRAP AHEAD". The officer then found a young accomplice down the road the other direction with a sign reading "TIPS" and a bucket full of change.
A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding through an automated radar. A $40 speeding ticket was included. Being cute, he sent the police department a picture of $40. The police responded with another mailed photo of handcuffs.
A young woman was pulled over for speeding. As the motorcycle officer walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book, she said, "I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the Motorcycle Cop's Ball." He replied, "Motorcycle cops don't have balls." There was a moment of silence while she smiled, and he realized what he'd just said. He then closed his book, got back on his motorcycle and left. She was laughing too hard to start her car for several minutes.
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