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March 11, 2010 — 10 Comments

pacific war fail

When did the War in the Pacific become the “lesser known theater” of WW2?

Seriously, are these people retarded?

The Age: Sex story delivers blow to Underbelly

The next series of the hit television show Underbelly may be in doubt after a former King Cross police officer portrayed in the program has threatened to sue for defamation…..

Ms Hatfield’s barrister, Sue Chrysanthou, told the court her client did not know precisely what would be shown in the series but could only assume it would suggest she had a sexual relationship with the Kings Cross identity and nightclub owner John Ibrahim

Yeah, odd that. Given that she admitted under oath to having having spent time with the drug dealer, and that he testified to an affair.

Indeed, if you look back into the archives, the Sydney Morning Herald reported it as fact in 2004

He also had more than his fair share of run-ins with the police. At one stage he was having an affair with a Kings Cross police officer, Wendy Hatfield, who gave another police officer a false name for him when he was pulled over by police for a driving offence

She didn’t sue then, so why now?

Oh, I wonder if it has anything to do with publicity for the series. But no, I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that a former police officer can magically find the money for high priced defamation lawyers ๐Ÿ™‚

ITWire:

The Rudd Government will spend $160 million over four years to provide satellite-based digital television services to people in regional blackspot areas, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said….

Under an agreement reached with television broadcasters, broadcasters would upgrade more than 100 existing regional analog ‘self-help’ transmission facilities to operate in digital, while the Government will fully fund and build a new digital satellite broadcasting service for regional viewers.

WTF Conroy? a new digital satellite service broadcasting primarily commercial channels?

Wait, isn’t there already a service that does that?

Wikipedia: Optus Aroura

Sure, it doesn’t offer all the digital channels, but according to Wikipedia, it’s a DIGITAL service.

Given the Optus satellites offer Foxtel digital channels, why exactly is a new satellite service needed? Why can’t you upgrade the existing one?

But better still: why is the Government subsidizing commercial TV in regional areas to begin with? After all, it’s not as though these areas can’t get pay TV to begin with. Wait, that’s the same satellites again…hmmm. Why not just subsidize a pay tv connection for those who want it (not that the idea is entirely fair), after all, it would probably be cheaper.