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They have dropped on the Australian people a socialist style funding and tax device where the Government is now your silent partner.
Letter by the mining company Fortescue to its shareholders protesting the mining tax

This will be a shot in the arm for the commandos after the hard week they have been through.
Israeli military official on army radio describes the killing of four suspected Palestinian militants by the commandos that attacked the Gaza flotilla

It’s about negotiation rather than the ‘workers united’ kind of stuff.
Julia Gillard’s biographer, Jacqueline Kent, on Gillard’s political strategy

It’s better than Disneyland in terms of how you can take technologies and go after a resource that is thousands of years old and do so in an environmentally sound way.

Alaskan Republican Lisa  Murkowski on oil drilling, a month before the Gulf spill

The queen, without any shadow of a doubt, needs substantially more money.
Tory MP Edward Leigh defends the queen’s demand for more cash—on top of the £7.9 million a year she already gets

One of my political heroines.
Sarah Palin on Margaret Thatcher

One of the most telling vignettes in this sordid debate was Andrew Forrest’s expression of wounded bewilderment that the Prime Minister and the Treasurer no longer return his calls. Well, they won’t return my calls either.
Clive Hamilton tells Andrew Forrest how it is

He is a crypto-fascist, whose one faction, Newspoll, has now deserted him.
A Labor backbencher explains Rudd’s downfall

Quite painful to watch.
Annabell Crabb’s description of Rudd’s Prime Ministerial parting press conference

Tried by communists and socialists.
Billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer on  tax regimes like the mining super profits tax


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